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To all those attending the talk, Many thanks for attending and for giving your fantastic suggestions. These are included on the last slides. Look out for another GoogleEarth lecture next year! Enjoy playing…. James. Google Earth: Practical Ideas. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • To all those attending the talk,

    Many thanks for attending and for giving your fantastic suggestions. These are included on the last slides.

    Look out for another GoogleEarth lecture next year!

    Enjoy playing.

    James

  • How to use Google Earth in your geography teachingJames RileyLawrence Sheriff School, Rugbyjames.riley@lawrencesheriffschool.comGoogle Earth: Practical IdeasPlease use the sticky notes provided to write down one (innovative) way that you have used Google Earth in your geography teaching. These will be shared after the course.

  • Presentation OutlineIntroductionGoogle Earth as a teaching toolGoogle Earth as a resource for pupilsGoogle Earth promoting geography in schoolsConcluding remarksGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley

  • IntroductionaGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James RileyPlease use the sticky notes provided to write down one (innovative) way that you have used Google Earth in your geography teaching. These will be shared after the course.

    These will be culminated and shared on the online GA materials after the conference1

  • Google Earth as GISOCRidentify, select, collect and record a variety of quantitative and qualitative evidence through field work and from other primary and secondary sources, includinggeographical information systems www.ocr.org.ukEdexceluse modern information technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS), as appropriate to the content www.edexcel.comAQAICT skills to includeuse of geographical information systems www.aqa.org.uk

    Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley1Why buy expensive GIS packages when Google Earth can fulfil the requirements for contemporary geography curricula for free?

  • 2.1Locations2.2Use of layers2.3Downloading kmz/kml files2.4Tours2.5Map overlays2.6Historical imagery2.7Exploring Climate ChangeGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley2Google Earth as a teaching tool

  • Simple where are we now and then where are we going

    Use of interactive whiteboard dragging

    Use of 3D mouseGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley2.12.1 Locations

  • 3Dconnexion Space Navigator, RRP 45Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley2.12.1 Locations

  • Panoramios (talk about later)Wikipedia pagesRoads3D buildingsStreet View (talk about later)TrafficWeather

    and many moreand constantly growingGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley2.22.2 Use of Layers

  • 2.2

  • KML = Keyhole Markup Language

    KML vs KMZkmz is a zipped kmlkmz larger, can include images etc

    Finding kmz/kmlsGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley2.32.3 Downloading kmz/kml files

  • Infant MortalityFound googling infant mortality .kmzGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley2.32.3 Downloading kmz/kml files

  • What is a Google Earth tour?How do I make one?How do I alter tour variables?How do I save tours?What (dis)advantages?

    Bristol TourGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley2.42.4 Tours

  • Get map (scan on, online, screendump etc) and save itFind locationOverlay imageMake image semi-transparentAlign image properlyMake image opaque againGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley2.52.5 Map overlays

  • Particularly effective in 3D grips surface of land

    Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley2.52.5 Map overlays

  • Particularly effective in 3D grips surface of landCan do world maps that grips to worldGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley2.52.5 Map overlays

  • Use of older aerial shots to compare against current land useGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley2.62.6 Historical imagery

  • Use of older aerial shots to compare against current land useIdeas for useBeijing Olympic Park and Birds Nest Stadium vs pre-Olympic developmentGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley2.62.6 Historical imagery

  • Beijing Olympic Park 2001

  • Beijing Olympic Park 2009

  • Use of older aerial shots to compare against current land useIdeas for useBeijing Olympic Park and Birds Nest Stadium vs pre-Olympic developmentCoastal erosion (Happisburgh)Emergence of Dubai coastlineMelting ice capsGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley2.62.6 Historical imagery

  • Recently produced section on Climate Change in Google Earth with Al Gorehttp://www.google.com/landing/cop15/

    IPCC Scenarios KMZ fileGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley2.72.7 Exploring Climate Change

  • 3.1Street View3.2Screenshots and hyperlinked PowerPoints3.3Representations of place3.4Virtual fieldwork3.5Google SketchUp3.6GE-Graph

    Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley3Google Earth as a resource for pupils

  • What is it?How do I use it?Ideas for geography lessonsGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley3.1 Street View3.1

  • 3.1

  • 3.1

  • Exploring parts of the worldYosemite National Park: looking at glacial featuresEnvironmental Quality SurveysIs there car parking nearby?Is there wheelchair access?Preview tourist facilities: how close is it to public transport? Is that beach accessible? Are there noisy bars nearby?Land Use Transects (virtual geography)Revisiting fieldtrip locationsLondon DocklandsGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley3.1 Street View3.1

  • Also available through Google Maps

    www.google.com/mapsGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley3.1 Street View3.1

  • 3.1

  • What is it?How do I use it?Ideas for geography lessonsGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley3.2 Screenshots and hyperlinked PowerPoints3.2

  • What is it?How do I use it?Ideas for geography lessons

    Use of Google Earth Panoramiose.g. study the panoramios and investigate what it is like to live on a char in Bangladesh. Select the five images that best show what life is like and explain why you chose them.Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley3.3 Representation of place3.3

  • 3.3

  • Measuring distances with the Line and Path toolExamplesInvestigating longshore drift on a beachMeasuring the size of glacial featuresMeasuring the width of a river as it flows downstream

    Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley3.4 Virtual Fieldwork3.4

  • 3.4

  • Measuring distances with the Line and Path toolExamplesInvestigating longshore drift on a beachMeasuring the size of glacial featuresMeasuring the width of a river as it flows downstreamMeasuring areasExamplesMeasuring the approximate size of parts of a city CBD, favelasStreet ViewGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley3.4 Virtual Fieldwork3.4

  • Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley3.5 Google SketchUp3.5http://sketchup.google.com/

  • Allows you to plot graphs onto GoogleEarthGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley3.6 GE-Graph3.6

  • 3.6

  • 3.6

  • 3.6

  • 3.6

  • 3.6

  • 3.6

  • Get a GE-edited school map onto the school websiteGet pupils to send in kmls of their holidays and loop these on projectors on parents eveningsCreate kmls for school trips (foreign exchanges, World Challenge, deparment trips etc)Look at GE-Graph links with Maths and SketchUp links with IT/Art/TechGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley4 GE promoting Geography4

  • 5.1Lesson ideas5.2Helpful Hints5.3Where to find out more about GE5.4Concluding remarks5.5Questions

    Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley5 Concluding remarks5

  • 5.1.1Virtual Autobiography

    Pupils create a virtual autobiographyAttach placemarks to important locationsEdit the placemarks to include text or images

    This could be done for their summer holidays

    Or the geography fieldtrip theyve just been on

    Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley5.1 Lesson Ideas5.1

  • 5.1.2Researching on location

    Let pupils use all GE layers to discover information about an area before studying itGoogle Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley5.1 Lesson Ideas5.1

  • 5.1.3Journey down a river

    Follow a river from its mouth to the sourceDescribe how the river changesWhat land uses are found?Use the ruler to measure widthsWhat altitu