Teaching with Google Earth and Other Geographic Resources

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					Teaching with Google Earth
  and Other Geographic
       Resources
  Stephen Titchenal, Program Specialist - Technology
  Stephanie Myers, Program Specialist - Math
  Cleveland Heights – University Heights City School District

  Learn to use free online resources that view the world using
  aerial photos, maps and overlays. The most interactive of
  these free resources, Google Earth, allows users to share
  descriptive placemarks, create trips, measure distances, add
  overlays and place 3-D objects. A community of users has
  created many useful additions to teach objectives in science,
  social studies, math and other subjects.
        Map Content Examples
•   Political Boundaries
•   Land Forms
•   Transportation Routes
•   Topography
•   Property Ownership
•   Scientific data with geographic content
•   Social data with geographic content
   Ohio Social Studies Content Standards

• GrK: Distinguish between land and water
  on maps and globes.
   Ohio Social Studies Content Standards

• Gr1: Identify and
  describe the physical
  features (lake, river,
  hill, mountain, forest)
  and human features
  (town, city, farm,
  park, playground,
  house, traffic
  signs/signals) of
  places in the
  community.
   Ohio Social Studies Content Standards

• Gr3: Identify and use symbols to locate
  places of significance on maps and
  globes.
   Ohio Social Studies Content Standards

• Gr3: Use political maps, physical maps
  and aerial photographs to ask and answer
  questions about the local community.
   Ohio Social Studies Content Standards

• Gr3: Describe changes in the community
  over time…
   Ohio Social Studies Content Standards

• Gr4: Locate the local community, state
  and the United States on maps or globes.
   Ohio Social Studies Content Standards

• Gr4: Use a linear scale to measure the
  distance between places on a map.
        Ohio Math Content Standards

• Gr4: Identify and select appropriate units
  to measure: perimeter
   Ohio Social Studies Content Standards

• Gr6: Use coordinates of latitude and
  longitude to locate points on a world map.
      Ohio Science Content Standards

• Gr8: Use models to analyze the size and
  shape of Earth, its surface and its interior
  (e.g., globes, topographic maps, satellite
  images).
      Ohio Science Content Standards

• Gr9: Explain the results of plate tectonic
  activity (e.g., magma generation, igneous
  intrusion, metamorphism, volcanic action,
  earthquakes, faulting and folding).
      Recent Scanned Maps
• Microsoft Terraserver (USA)
• Terraserver.com (Wordwide)
• Topozone
        Historic Scanned Maps
•   Library of Congress (MrSID)
•   David Rumsey (Insight)
•   RailsandTrails.com (DjVu)
•   MapTech Historical Topographic Maps
              Interactive Maps
• Google Maps – Panoramio - Quckmaps
• Yahoo Maps – New Features
• Microsoft Live Local
  – 3D Virtual Earth – 3D buildings, tilt
  – Birds Eye Views – High Resolution Photos in 4 directions
  – Microsoft APIs
  – MapCruncher
  Mashups how to
                   Google Earth
•   Finding locations
•   Navigating
•   Viewing layers
•   Measuring Distances
•   Tips:
    – Tools/Options->Set Disk Cache to 2000MB (2Gig)
    – Go to the sites once before presentation
    – Keep other programs to a minimum
    Creating content in Google Earth

•   Placemarks
•   Trips
•   Image Overlays (Superoverlay)
•   3D Objects (SketchUp)
           Student Projects
•   Local Placemarks
•   World Placemarks
•   Measuring Distances
•   Tours
•   Latitude/Longitude
•   Community Changes Over Time
                    Saving Content
• “Save As” to shared location
Tip: Have students use their first name in the title of the object

•   Email
•   Combining objects into folders
•   Websites (set up mime type)
•   Network Links (can be updated on server)
     Google Earth Community
• Keyhole BBS Education (Google Earth Community)
  – American Embassy School Movies (India)
  – EarthWandering (share placemarks in real time)

• Blogs
  – Map Room A Weblog about Maps
  – Topographic Map Archive (Matt Fox)
• KML Reference
                Contacts
• http://resources.chuh.org/GoogleEarth/
• S_Titchenal@chuh.org (216-320-2340)
• S_Myers@chuh.org
   Cleveland Heights / University Heights
               City School District
              2155 Miramar Drive
          University Heights, OH 44118