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Travel the World with Google Earth. Melissa Dow Computer Teacher Villa Maria Academy Lower School [email protected] Google Earth – More Than a Map!. Searchable virtual globe of satellite maps GIS-like map layers What Google says:

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Travel the world with google earth

Travel the World with Google Earth

Melissa Dow

Computer Teacher

Villa Maria Academy Lower School

[email protected]

Google earth more than a map
Google Earth – More Than a Map!

  • Searchable virtual globe of satellite maps

  • GIS-like map layers

  • What Google says:

    • “The idea is simple. It's a globe that sits inside your PC. You point and zoom to anyplace on the planet that you want to explore. Satellite images and local facts zoom into view. Tap into Google search to show local points of interest and facts. Zoom to a specific address to check out an apartment or hotel. View driving directions and even fly along your route. “

Getting googleearth
Getting GoogleEarth

FREE Download at

Why use google earth
Why Use Google Earth?

  • 21st Century Skills

    • Use layers in GIS; use spelling and grammar check in word processor.

      • Use general purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support personal productivity remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning.

    • Create new folders; save images and files in folders; use handles to resize images; copy/paste between applications.

      • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.

    • Make a tour to express and share understanding.

      • Use technology tools for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.

    • Find and use images responsibly; identify URLs and cite in bibliography.

      • Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources. Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information.

Why use google earth con t
Why Use Google Earth? (con’t)

  • Motivation

  • Cross Curricular

  • Real World Situations


Getting started from discovery education presentation
Getting Started(from Discovery Education Presentation)

  • 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

Let s fly
Let’s Fly!

Ways to navigate:

  • Continent

  • Country

  • State

  • City

  • Address

  • Landmark

  • Coordinates

What villa students are doing
What Villa Students are Doing

  • Learning Geography (3-8th)

  • Creating a tour of US state (5th)

  • Tour of China (6th)

  • Revolutionary War Battle Tour (7th)

  • Explorer Voyage Routes (7th)

  • Westward Expansion (3rd)

  • Pennsylvania Landmarks (4th)

How to get started
How To Get Started

  • Student Orientation

    • Using ‘Fly To’

      • Time to Explore

    • Zooming/Rotating/Tilting

    • Layers

  • Scavenger Hunt

    • Reinforcing skills needed for tour

  • Tour Planner

    • Define/Discuss Landmark

  • Creating Placemarks

    • Folders

    • Placemarks

    • Extras

      • Hyperlinks

      • Images

What About Assessment???

How can you use google earth
How Can You Use Google Earth?

  • Social Studies

    • Lesson starter – where in the world are we?

    • Historic locations

    • Voyages/journeys

    • Current Events

    • Tours/Research

    • Biography of historic figure

  • ILA/Literature

    • Literature Trips

    • Author biography/travels

    • Research/writing of descriptions


Your turn!! What else?!?!?

How can you use google earth1
How Can You Use Google Earth?

  • Science

    • Geography

    • Landforms

    • Weather

      • Climate

      • Hurricanes

      • Volcanoes

      • Tornadoes

    • Space/Astronomy

  • Math

    • Geometry

    • Measurement

    • Distance calculations

    • Estimation


Your turn!! What else?!?!?

What villa students are saying
What Villa Students are Saying

“It’s a fun and fascinating way to see the earth”

~Kelly, 6th Grade

“Google Earth is so neat because it can be used in more than one subject. Not only is it used in computer class, but social studies, religion, art, ILA, and many more……. Right now we are making a tour of battles of the Revolutionary War….. It is so much easier to remember the places and information because we can see it and type it in.”

~Kassy, 7th Grade

“It’s like almost actually going there without leaving your seat. We got to look at so many pictures and information. It was like so amazing!”

~Peggy, 3rd Grade

“I think that by using Google Earth, kids will be more involved in learning. Some people are visual learners, so by using it, kids can understand so much more about geography.”

~Claire, 6th Grade

Google earth resources
Google Earth Resources

Using Google Earth






    Lesson Plans





    Communities/Bulletin Boards

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Voyage route

Voyage Route

To see a longer version of Coronado’s RouteClick Here

Beginning Route: Pink

Returning Route: Red

Most famous voyage
Most Famous Voyage

This picture shows John Cabot’s first voyage route. The red line represents his trip there, and the green line is the trip back. John Cabot started his voyage in London, England. He then traveled for 35 days to an area near North America. Then he sailed north around the border of Newfoundland. On his trip home he sailed to Brittany, France for fifteen days, then to Bristol, England. After being in Bristol, he returned home to London, England.

Google earth map

Google Earth Map

Samuel de Champlain

Orange line- to Canada

Red line- back to France


Voyage Route