You Got Your Discovery Education Streaming in My Google Earth. Brad Fountain Discovery Educator Network. What is Google Earth?. Google Earth Free Google Earth Plus Google Earth Pro. For Free Google Earth Pro license (for educators). GEEC@google.com
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What is Google Earth?
You will be sent a qualifying questionnaire.
Why use it?
Students can use Google Earth to:
• study natural and political maps
• learn map reading and navigation
• visually explore historical, news, and census data
• annotate locations and share with others
• create their own 3D models to overlay on maps
• download geographically-referenced information
Okay, I Found My House…
Lots and lots of cool things here.
Contemporary view in Google Earth
Overlay view with Rumsey Historical Maps
A Path is the way to connect Placemarks or Image Overlays on a Google Lit trip or Google History Expedition, etc.! Kids or teachers can build them.
Adding Placemarks that play video from URL links - Free sites
Adding Sounds or Video from free sites
Adding Placemarks that play video from URL links - Discovery Education streaming
Clicking on the link will launch a browser that will play the video
Okay, I get the Idea Get to the Good Stuff
That Was GREAT…How Do You Do It?
What Do I Need
HTML Code….Now You Lost Me
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0"width="637" height="421" id="game" align=""><param name=movie value="http file:///C:\Converted Video\thewhitehouse.swf "><param name=quality value=high>
<param name=bgcolor value=#FFFFFF><embed src="http:// http file:///C:\Converted Video\thewhitehouse.swf " quality=high bgcolor=#FFFFFF width="637" height="421" align=""type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></embed> </object>
Not So Fast…Can You Copy and Paste?
Let’s Give it a Try!!
Adding Image Overlays
There are two kinds of Image Overlays:
From the Web - works anywhere in the world
From your hard drive - works only on your computer
Adding Placemarks to play audio
Adding Sounds, Stories, or Streaming Podcasts
What does this look like in the classroom?
Saving and sharing
You can share your Placemarks, Overlays, and Description boxes with videos, webcams, and text.
Just save the file. It will be small. Then email it, post it, leave it on the shared drive or otherwise share it!!
Preferences: 3D View and others
You can open information balloons on tours
Control Driving Tours here
Google Earth Hidden Features
After the first trip, it appears in tools