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Finally, Staggeringly Good Things Mixing Google Earth and Media. Hall Davidson Director, Discovery Educator Network [email protected] Table of Contents. Slide 3 Wesites used in the presentation Slide 6 Quick Start User Guide Slide 7 Placemarks (adding Video and Audio)

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Finally staggeringly good things mixing google earth and media

Finally, Staggeringly Good Things Mixing Google Earth and Media

Hall DavidsonDirector, Discovery Educator [email protected]


Finally staggeringly good things mixing google earth and media

Table of Contents

Slide 3 Wesites used in the presentation

Slide 6 Quick Start User Guide

Slide 7 Placemarks (adding Video and Audio)

Slide 12 Image Overlays

Slide 13 Quizzes and Assignments (unitedstreaming)

Slide 15Flyovers and Saving

Slide 16 Ruler

Slide 17Preferences (Touring, 3D)

Slide 19Layers

Slide 22Communities

Slide 23Businesses

Slide 24Screen Capturing Google Earth

Slide 26Additional Resources & Websites

Slide xCommunities from Cindy Lane


Websites used in presentation

Websites used in Presentation

www.earth.google.com

http://www.unitedstreaming.com

http://www.discoveryeducatornetwork.com/

www.google.com/educators

http://findsounds.com/

http://tinyurl.com/

Handouts at www.tinyURL.com/2x8n4b

http://discoveryeducation.typepad.com/media_matters/

Discoveryeducatornetwork.com (media matters blog)

http://halldavidson.org/

This ppt. represents the work of Lance Rougeux, Jannita Demian, and others from the DEN, each of whom do great Google Earth presentations!


Websites used in presentation1

Websites used in Presentation


Finally staggeringly good things mixing google earth and media

Discovery Education unitedstreaming is a digital video-based learning resource that provides on-demand access to 50,000 content-specific segments from 5,000 full-length educational videos. Today, educators at more than half the schools across the United States use unitedstreaming to integrate vibrant digital content into the curricula of more than 30 million students.

www.unitedstreaming.com

Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. View exotic locales like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more.

http://earth.google.com/

  • Archive.org

  • CreativeCommons.org

  • Librivox.org

  • ….many more

Free Resources


Google earth quick start user guide

Google Earth Quick Start User Guide

  • Search Panel- Use to find places and directions

  • Overview Map- Use for an additional perspective

  • Hide/Show sidebar- Click to conceal or display side bar

  • Placemark- Click to add a placemark

  • Polygon- Click to add a polygon

  • Path- Click to add a path

  • Image Overlay- Click to add an image

  • Measure- Click to measure distance

  • Email- Click to email view or image

  • Print- Click to print current view

  • Navigation Controls- Use to tilt, zoom and move

  • Layers Panel- Use to display points of interests

  • Places Panel- Use to locate, save, and organize placemarks

  • 3D Viewer- View the globe and terrain

  • Status Bar- View streaming status


Adding placemarks

Adding Placemarks

  • First Things First

  • Create a Folder (Ctrl+Shift+N)

    • This will help us keep our placemarks organized.

Other

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Network

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Adding Placemarks

  • 2. Add Placemark (Ctrl+Shift+P)

  • To change the placemark icon, click the icon to the right of the placemark name.

  • To include a description type in the white box.

Other

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Network

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Adding placemarks to play video

Adding Placemarks to play video

  • Adding Sounds or Video from free sites

  • Find media online

  • Click to Stream.

  • As it streams Right Click, then click properties, and copy location.

  • Paste in Google Earth Placemark Description box.

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  • Adding Video from fee sites (unitedstreaming)

  • Right Click on play icon

  • Copy short cut.

  • Paste in Placemark Description box.

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http://www.archive.org/video/28786/prg28786_256k.asf

http://www.archive.org/video/28786/prg28786_256k.asf


Adding placemarks to play audio

Adding Placemarks to play audio

  • Adding Sounds, Stories, or Streaming Podcasts

  • Find media, stories, sounds, etc., online

  • Click to Stream.

  • As it streams Right Click screen, then click properties, and copy location. Or, if the URL is available, copy the location from the browser.

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Adding Placemarks to play audio

  • Adding Sounds, Stories, or Streaming Podcasts

  • Copy location from Properties window or from the web address line in the browser (e.g., Explorer)

  • Paste in Google Earth Placemark Description box.

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Adding image overlays

Adding Image Overlays

There are two kinds Image Overlays:

From the Web - works anywhere in the world

From your hard drive - works only on your computer

  • To add an Image Overlay press (Ctrl+Shift+O) or from the menu bar click “Add” then “Image Overlay”

  • Web - Right Click on web image, then click properties and copy and paste address. (Note: Make sure you get all correlating lines of the address)

  • Hard Drive - Browse to the folder with images. (Note: Don’t move them later!)

  • Adjust green box to desired image size

  • Paste image address in the link box

Other

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Look for quizzes or assignments on the web start with google com educators

Look for Quizzes or Assignments on the web - start with google.com/educators

Geography Awareness Quiz


Add quizzes or assignments in unitedstreaming

Add Quizzes or Assignments -in unitedstreaming

  • In addition to videos, you can also add quizzes and assignments to your placemark

    • To find quizzes or assignments go to unitedstreaming’s Quiz and Assignment Builder located in the Teacher Center.

    • Now you can create your own or search

  • If you search, simply copy the quiz or assignment into your folder in My Content

  • Go to My Content and open the quiz. It will open the Quiz Summary and you can simply copy the URL

  • Return to Google Earth and open the Properties box of your placemark

    Type some text in the Description box and paste your url.

    Now, when you click on the placemark icon your text will appear with the link to the quiz or assignment


    Fly over and saving

    Fly Over and Saving

    • When you are ready to save your file. Highlight your folder, then click on “File” “Save” “Save Place as…”

    • This will save it as a .kmz. This small file can easily be emailed.

    • When someone opens the .kmz file, Google Earth will automatically be launched or users will be encouraged to download the program.

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    Network

    • To fly over all your place marks click, highlight your folder and click the play button.


    Ruler

    Ruler

    • To find out distance traveled, from the menu bar select “Tools” then “Ruler”

    • By clicking different points with your mouse you can create a line or a path.

    • To convert units of measure select from the drop down menu.

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    Preferences touring

    Preferences: Touring

    • You can control the flying speed

    • You can control or eliminate pauses

    • You can repeat the tours (for Open House) or reinforcement

    You can open information balloons on tours

    Other

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    Control Driving Tours here

    Network

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    Preferences 3d view and others

    Preferences: 3D View and others


    Layers turning them on or off

    Layers: Turning them on or off

    Layers: Featured Content

    Discovery Video layer has free video!


    Layers 3d buildings

    Layers: 3D Buildings

    • To turn on 3D buildings, go down to the “Layers” menu and check “3D Buildings”

    • For added fun, zoom in, tilt your screen and fly through the streets

    Other

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    Layers earthquakes

    Layers: Earthquakes

    • In the “Layer” menu under “Geographic Features” is a check box for “Earthquakes”

    • When you enable this icon, images will be displayed of the locations of a variety of earthquakes. Click on the icon to see date, magnitude, and a weblink.

    • To view several earthquakes along a fault line type in “Area 51” in the fly to box.

    Other

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    Network

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    Community

    Community

    For extra help, support, and unique and interesting places, visit the Google Earth Community under the “Help” menu.


    Find businesses

    Find Businesses

    • To look for businesses (i.e. Starbucks, Pizza Parlors) in a particular location, type in the name of the company, city or zip code and enter.

    • You will be able to find reviews, addresses, phone numbers, and even get directions.

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    You don t have to be live

    You Don’t Have to be Live!

    • You can use a screen capture program to record the tours and features in Google Earth. The high end versions of Google Earth work well (but take LOTS of RAM). You can use screen capture software to record the action in Google Earth and save it as a video file.

    • Windows - SnagIt Techsmith.com

    • Mac - Snapz Pro Ambrosia Softward

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    QuickTime file of GoogleEarth tour.


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    You Don’t Have to be Live!

    • Launch Google Earth.

    • Launch the screen capture program. (Snapz Pro shown on Mac)

    • Choose Movie option.

    • Draw movie window over section of screen to capture.

    • Start the movie capture. Do what you want in Google Earth. Stop the capture when done. That’s it!

    • Bonus: Pull into a video authoring program and take out pauses, speed up or slow down video action, and add music or narrative. Try iMovie (Mac),Adobe Premiere Elements (PC)or MovieMaker (wmv files)

    Network

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    Additional resources

    Sounds & Sound Effects

    http://www.findsounds.com/

    http://www.freeplaymusic.com/

    http://www.smartsound.com/

    http://www.naturesongs.com/

    http://soundamerica.com/

    Videos

    http://www.kitzu.org/

    http://www.archive.org/index.php

    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

    Pictures

    www.pics4learnin g.com

    Others

    http://tinyurl.com/

    Speeches and Narrations

    http://www.historychannel.com/speeches/archive1.html

    http://www.pbs.org/greatspeeches/timeline/

    http://www.archive.org/index.php

    www.librivox.org

    www.gutenberg.org

    http://creativecommons.org/audio/

    Let’s share other sources you use?

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    Additional Resources

    In addition to the great resources provided by unitedstreaming and Google, these other resources are exemplary media sites.


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