Outline of a workshop introduction to Google Earth

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					                 Using Google Earth in the Classroom
                        "Every subject can be enhanced by a sense of place"

                                 Charles Abrams, cabrams@ccc.edu

                   All of the workshop materials and web links are available at:
I. Pre-Workshop Survey (see faculty.ccc.edu/cabrams/)

II. Download and install Google Earth from


III. Demonstration of basic features of Google Earth

IV. Examples of using Google Earth
       1. Where are you now - ice breaker, cultural awareness, geography
       2. Earth Science - Earthquakes, rocks, topology, maps, webcams
       3. Mathematics - The Powers of 10, angles, areas, distances
       4. English - Devil in the White City
       5. History - Pickett's Charge
       6. Current events - Crisis in Darfur

V. Finding well-prepared placemarks and .kmz files


VI. Making your own .kmz files


VII. Post-Workshop Survey (see faculty.ccc.edu/cabrams/)

                                       This workshop is sponsored by Chicago GEAR UP Alliance
1.    Search panel - find places and directions and manage search results.
2.    Overview map - an additional perspective of the Earth.
3.    Hide/Show sidebar - conceal or the display the side bar (Search, Places and
      Layers panels).
4.    Placemark - add a placemark for a location.
5.    Polygon - add a polygon.
6.    Path - add a path (line or lines).
7.    Image Overlay - add an image overlay on the Earth.
8.    Measure - measure a distance or area size.
9.    Sun - display sunlight across the landscape.
10.   Sky - view stars, constellations, galaxies, planets and the Earth's moon.
11.   Email - email a view or image.
12.   Print - print the current view of the Earth.
13.   Show in Google Maps - show the current view in Google Maps in your browser
14.   Navigation controls - zoom, look and move around with mouse or SmartBoard
15.   Layers panel - display points of interest.
16.   Places panel - locate, save, organize and revisit placemarks.
17.   Add Content - import exciting content from the KML Gallery.
18.   3D Viewer - View the globe and its terrain in this window.
19.   Status bar - View coordinate, elevation, imagery date and streaming status.

                                                  From http://earth.google.com/userguide/v4/
                              Expand/compact search panel

      Resize expanded search panel (mouse icon changes)

                              Expand/compact places panel

         Right-click on folder or placemark for pop up menu

    Change opacity of overlay (only when overlay selected)

                               Expand/compact layers panel

         Layers for Mars                         Layers for Moon
(select Mars with Earth/Sky tool)       (select Moon with Earth/Sky tool)