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Using Google Earth for Tallis Lab How do I use it? How do I set a placemark? How can I embed media within a map? How do I make and record a tour? How can I save files I’ve made? How can I share files I’ve made? Google Earth What is it? Where do I get it? A tool that lets you fly around 3D satellite imagery of Earth, as well as the surface of the Download it from moon, and the constellations in the sky. http://earth.google.com How could we use it in class? Install it on your computer and use •Students can familiarise themselves with a place the search bar to find things. You for location-based work. can search by keyword, postcode, •Go on virtual ‘holidays’ to different countries. latitude and longitude. •Students can record their own tours and add audio, pictures and video to them. •Follow a travelogue or travellers diary. •Attach photos, audio, stories to placemarks for field trips, school journeys, sports days etc. Toolbar From Left to Right: 1.Add a placemark 2.Add a polygon How do I use it? 3.Add a path 4.Add an image overlay Put a postcode or place name into the 5.Record a tour search bar, and Google Earth will find it. 6.Look at historical data 7.Change the time of day You can use the mouse to move the 8.Google Sky globe around, double click to zoom, or 9.Ruler use the scroll wheel. 10.Send a link to this place 11.Print the screen 12.Switch to Google Maps Drop a pin / Add a placemark. Is that all? The placemarks are versatile, and can This is the way we make marks, or add contain a lot of embedded information, information to a map. linked to a location. How to: (1)Fly to a place that has a special meaning to you by Look for ideas in some of the files here on typing in the text bar, or by using the mouse. this website. (2)Click on the ‘add placemark’ icon, or select it from If your computer has a microphone, you the ‘Add’ menu at the top. can record narration on a tour. (3)Change ‘Untitled Placemark’ to a different name, and Ambitious types could even design 3D models write something in the description box that means in Google Sketchup and export them as a KMZ something to you. file. (4)Click on OK at the bottom. Try going to this website and download the (5)Congratulations, you have made your first Thomas Tallis school 3d model placemark! Embedding media in a placemark. How? Add a placemark by clicking on the icon, or selecting it from the ‘Add’ menu. If you copy and paste the embed code from a website like youtube or voki into this box and click on OK. then an embedded file will play inside the pop-up window when someone double clicks it in Google Earth, it will appear! <embed> with the best of ‘em Go to http://www.wordle.net/create Grab the <embed> code for a wallwisher. And embed a wordle in a placemark, by Paste It into a placemark, and you have a grabbing the <embed> code. location-linked wall. Go to YouTube, grab the <embed> code and paste it into the description box of a placemark. Grab the <embed> code for an audioboo. Copy –Paste. You can now place sound Make a Voki, copy and paste the <embed> recordings on a map. code. –You now have a personalised soundbite to add. Make a questionnaire in google docs. Post a the url of any old website and see what Embed that in a kml file happens! Most importantly . Anything that you make will be lost, unless you save your placemarks using the ‘Save Place As…’ option by right clicking in the My Places window . Making and Saving Tours Tours are amazing. How do I make a tour? They record anywhere that the student flys to, and allows them to record an •Go to the ‘Add’ menu audio track over the top of their fly-by. •Select Tour •Press the record button They could use this to: •Begin your fly around - Tell a story •Click on the microphone if you wish to narrate -Virtually visit another country over it. -Recount a journey that they or others •When you have finished, Click on the record have made button to stop. -Tours can follow a predetermined path. •A player bar appears to control the speed of Download The Beast of Ditchling here playback. and see how to combine different •Click on the disk icon to save a tour. elements together. Saving your maps Google Earth saves annotations and content in a format called KMZ/KML. Anytime you edit a placemark, place a photo, or record a tour, it will appear on the menu in the ‘My Places’ bar shown here. How to save a file. Right click on anything that you have made or edited in this menu. You need to click and select ‘Save Place as…’, and choose a filename and directory to save it in. The file will be saved with a .KMZ or .KML suffix. These can then be e-mailed to other people, uploaded, or joined together for whole class annotations. How can we share the files with each other? Email the complete .KMZ files to firstname.lastname@example.org Upload the files to your TallisLab Google Docs Account What if I can’t use Google Earth for whatever reason? Most of the activites in the second half of term 3 can be explored without Google Earth itself, but it does allow us to do amazing things with media. -Imovie has a ‘map’ option that can be used to chart a journey in an Indiana Jones stylee -Google maps can be accessed from any computer, and can print maps. What if I don’t want to use Google Earth? There are analogue ways to do these activities, creative writing, in the workbooks, using printed maps and pins, audio recordings, role-plays, drawing their own maps, posters, animations, comics, storyboards, animations, making models….
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