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1 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

2 How to use Google Earth in your geography teaching James Riley Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby Google Earth: Practical Ideas Please 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.

3 Presentation Outline 1.Introduction 2.Google Earth as a teaching tool 3.Google Earth as a resource for pupils 4.Google Earth promoting geography in schools 5.Concluding remarks Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley

4 Introduction a Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley Please 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 conference 1

5 Google Earth as GIS OCR –identify, select, collect and record a variety of quantitative and qualitative evidence through field work and from other primary and secondary sources, including…geographical information systems Edexcel –use modern information technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS), as appropriate to the content AQA –ICT skills to include…use of geographical information systems Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 1 Why buy expensive GIS packages when Google Earth can fulfil the requirements for contemporary geography curricula for free?

6 2.1Locations 2.2Use of layers 2.3Downloading kmz/kml files 2.4Tours 2.5Map overlays 2.6Historical imagery 2.7Exploring Climate Change Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 2 Google Earth as a teaching tool

7 Simple where are we now and then where are we going… Use of interactive whiteboard – dragging Use of 3D mouse Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley Locations

8 3Dconnexion Space Navigator, RRP £45 Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley Locations

9 Panoramios (talk about later) Wikipedia pages Roads 3D buildings Street View (talk about later) Traffic Weather and many more…and constantly growing… Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley Use of Layers

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11 KML = Keyhole Markup Language KML vs KMZ –kmz is a zipped kml –kmz larger, can include images etc Finding kmz/kmls… Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley Downloading kmz/kml files

12 Infant Mortality –Found googling infant mortality.kmz Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley Downloading kmz/kml files

13 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 Tour Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley Tours

14 Get map (scan on, online, screendump etc) and save it Find location Overlay image Make image semi-transparent Align image properly Make image opaque again Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley Map overlays

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17 Particularly effective in 3D – grips surface of land Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley Map overlays

18 Particularly effective in 3D – grips surface of land Can do world maps that grips to world Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley Map overlays

19 Use of older aerial shots to compare against current land use Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley Historical imagery

20 Use of older aerial shots to compare against current land use Ideas for use –Beijing Olympic Park and Birds Nest Stadium vs pre-Olympic development Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley Historical imagery

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23 Use of older aerial shots to compare against current land use Ideas for use –Beijing Olympic Park and Birds Nest Stadium vs pre-Olympic development –Coastal erosion (Happisburgh) –Emergence of Dubai coastline –Melting ice caps Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley Historical imagery

24 Recently produced section on Climate Change in Google Earth with Al Gore IPCC Scenarios KMZ file Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley Exploring Climate Change

25 3.1Street View 3.2Screenshots and hyperlinked PowerPoints 3.3Representations of place 3.4Virtual fieldwork 3.5Google SketchUp 3.6GE-Graph Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 3 Google Earth as a resource for pupils

26 What is it? How do I use it? Ideas for geography lessons Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 3.1 Street View 3.1

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29 Exploring parts of the world –Yosemite National Park: looking at glacial features Environmental Quality Surveys –Is 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 locations –London Docklands Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 3.1 Street View 3.1

30 Also available through Google Maps Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 3.1 Street View 3.1

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32 What is it? How do I use it? Ideas for geography lessons Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 3.2 Screenshots and hyperlinked PowerPoints 3.2

33 What is it? How do I use it? Ideas for geography lessons Use of Google Earth Panoramios –e.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 Riley 3.3 Representation of place 3.3

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35 Measuring distances with the Line and Path tool –Examples Investigating longshore drift on a beach Measuring the size of glacial features Measuring the width of a river as it flows downstream Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 3.4 Virtual Fieldwork 3.4

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37 Measuring distances with the Line and Path tool –Examples Investigating longshore drift on a beach Measuring the size of glacial features Measuring the width of a river as it flows downstream Measuring areas –Examples Measuring the approximate size of parts of a city – CBD, favelas Street View Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 3.4 Virtual Fieldwork 3.4

38 Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 3.5 Google SketchUp 3.5

39 Allows you to plot graphs onto GoogleEarth Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 3.6 GE-Graph 3.6

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46 Get a GE-edited school map onto the school website Get pupils to send in kmls of their holidays and loop these on projectors on parents evenings Create kmls for school trips (foreign exchanges, World Challenge, deparment trips etc) Look at GE-Graph links with Maths and SketchUp links with IT/Art/Tech Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 4 GE promoting Geography 4

47 5.1Lesson ideas 5.2Helpful Hints 5.3Where to find out more about GE 5.4Concluding remarks 5.5Questions Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 5 Concluding remarks 5

48 5.1.1Virtual Autobiography Pupils create a virtual autobiography –Attach placemarks to important locations –Edit 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 Riley 5.1 Lesson Ideas 5.1

49 5.1.2Researching on location Let pupils use all GE layers to discover information about an area before studying it Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 5.1 Lesson Ideas 5.1

50 5.1.3Journey down a river Follow a river from its mouth to the source Describe how the river changes What land uses are found? Use the ruler to measure widths What altitudes? Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 5.1 Lesson Ideas 5.1

51 Have a copy of the Google Earth instructions user guide –Downloadable from: ser_guide.pdf ser_guide.pdf Have Tip Sheets printed off and laminated to keep with you during your initial Google Earth lessons. –Excellent Tip Sheet: xamples/google-earth-tip-sheet.v2.pdf xamples/google-earth-tip-sheet.v2.pdf Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 5.2 Helpful Hints 5.2

52 Slow down… –Stop and ask questions. –Good opportunity to prove that disparate geography topics are in fact interlinked and related Be organised –Make folders to store all your files in Ensures you dont get overwhelmed Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 5.2 Helpful Hints 5.2

53 Sharing data –Remember kmls are just like any other file –Save it, send it, share it Regular updates –Google Earth constantly evolving Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 5.2 Helpful Hints 5.2

54 Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 5.2 Helpful Hints 5.2

55 Sign up to Google Earth Sightseer Newsletter Google Earth on Twitter –http://www.twitter.com/googleearth Google Lat Long Blog –http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/ Google Earth Unofficial Blog –http://www.gearthblog.com/ Google Earth Community –http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php/Cat/0 Google Earth Gallery –http://www.google.com/gadgets/directory?synd=earth&cat=featur ed&preview=on Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 5.3 Where to find out more 5.3

56 Juicy Geographys Google Earth Section –http://www.juicygeography.co.uk/googleearth.htm Classroom Google Earth wiki –http://classroomgoogleearth.wikispaces.com/ Drive a Monster Milk Truck around GE –http://earth-api- samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/demos/milktruck/index.html Gigapan 3D Panoramic images –http://www.gigapan.org/ Take trips through novels –http://www.googlelittrips.org/ Pupils to narrate a trip –http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/2008/11/23/google-earth-is-our- paper-part-1-find-a-location-begin-a-journey/ Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 5.3 Where to find out more 5.3

57 Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 5.3 Where to find out more 5.3

58 The only limit to Google Earths classroom use is your imagination Riley, 2010 Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 5.4 Concluding remarks 5.4

59 Thank you and have fun playing! James Riley Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby Google Earth: Practical Ideas Lecture for the GA conference 09/04/10 James Riley 5.5 Questions… 5.5 Please use the sticky notes provided to write down one new innovative way that you think you could now use GoogleEarth. These will be shared after the course.

60 Your excellent ideas… Narmada Dam aid project Glacial landforms in Snowdonia (contours) Volcanic eruption in Iceland on fieldtrip Enable councillors and residents to make decisions in their communities SketchUp – good for looking at making buildings that fit into an environment Images of GE in conjunction with maps of same area – IWB/PPT Measuring things to show scale and relative size of places Sliding time bar and coastal erosion Children plan the perfect holiday for a specific person/set of needs – landscape, climate, features, location of airport etc USGS earthquakes download layer for stimulating debate about living in hazardous areas Mapped British seaside resorts and looking at how these have changed over time Maps and streetview to explore urban zones within Birmingham Sand dune profiling and then put on GE Air traffic control at NY JFK airport Seeing contours as well as real life features Fieldwork – Barcelona – GPS – to record graffiti then plot onto GIS – ditto Land Uses in Sitges Land use changes along a transect Changing face of Denby – use of historical maps Using the water level gauge add-on for looking at islands vanishing as sea levels rise Lighthouse activity – put a circle centred on the location of a lighthouse. Make it the radius of the lighthouse beam. Look at area – why does it need a lighthouse? (this is in Teacher Resource Exchange online)


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