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Google Trips with Google Earth & Google Maps


Session Description:

Google Earth can be used to bring stories to life, explore history,  expand awareness of global issues and so much more.  In this hands-on session you'll learn tips and tricks for navigating easily, how to create and playback tours, techniques for adding content to your tours and how to save your tour files to share with others.


Session dates & locations:

  • October 19, 2010 - TST BOCES SLS - Ithaca, NY 
  • March 25, 2010 - Capital Region BOCES SLS
  • February 4, 2010 - ONC BOCES SLS


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General Resources


Interesting Uses

  • Google Earth is our Paper  - Uses a location on Google Earth to drive a class story writing project. For this project they added audio to the description balloons using Vocaroo, a handy quick way to record and embed audio. Download the KMZ file from the project to see the story and hear the audio.
  • Dig a Hole through the Earth - Download the file and find out where on the globe you'd come out if you dug a hole through right through the earth.
  • Jane Austen's Life & Works - Locations in Jane Austen's novels, filming locations and places related to her life.
  • Expedition Lit Trips -- Student projects
  • Google Lit Trips -- Student and teacher projects


Interesting Layers

I think they're ALL interesting, but ...

  • World Panoramic Photography - 360 Cities -  Fascinating 360 degree panoramas from this site are available as a layer in the Gallery Layers section of Google Earth. Zoom in on a region and look for the 360 symbols.
  • USHMM Crisis in Darfur - Find this in the Global Awareness folder in the Layers panel.


And more Resources





Twenty Four Interesting Ways to Use Google Earth in the Classroom

(from Tom Barrett) 


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