Getting From Point A to Point B

Bring a novel to life by translating the text into a collaborative, visual, learning map. Explore the world's recent earthquake activity. Adventure below the waves and back in time. This presentation will explore the classroom opportunities available by using Google Earth Lit Trips, Outreach and other activities within Google Earth. Create relevance and understanding by plotting the story narrative, the physical landscape or the biography of the author. Aid perspective by viewing it as a whole or by moving in for detailed examination. Learn to use the prepared activities, then examine possibilities for taking this interactive tool to a higher level of thinking by enabling students to create, explore and communicate

Google Lit Trips

Google Lit Trips Homepage by Jerome Burg
Google Lit Trips - Downloadable tips step-by-step guides - apply to any use of Google Earth
Google Lit Trips lesson
Exploring Google Lit Trips
Expedition Lit Trips - Thomas Cooper
Google Historical Voyages and Events global project by Carol LaRow

Google Earth - the software and using it

Google Earth download
Google Earth Outreach Tutorials
Google Earth User Guide Version 5 - comprehensive and well arranged guide.
Google Earth blog
Google Sightseeing
Google Earth and Maps - Best Extras
Celebrating the heroes of Google Earth
Google Earth Gallery
Google Earth Hacks
The unOfficial Google Earth blog
Google Earth Community
Google Earth for Educators
Google Earth Outreach Community
Create your own .kmz files with ThematicMapping - blog post with detail
Five cool, easy things you can do in Google Earth -- a good place to start
USGS Global Earthquake Program
Basics of using Timeline slider
Google Earth Outreach - YouTube
Google Earth Video help - YouTube
Learn Google Earth Navigation - YouTube

LiveBinder - click to open!


Lesson Plans - only some of the many

Podcasts on using Google Earth from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology
Google Earth for Educators - lessons
Juicy Geography Google Earth Lessons
Google Earth Plan on Shambles - extensive list of teaching resources
Twenty four interesting ways to use Google Earth in the Classroom - Tom Barrett
A complete guide to using Google Earth in the GeoScience classroom
Google UK Schools - history and geography lessons - British Empire, slave trade, castles
History Tours - 6 tours by European history students
US History Tours powered by Google Earth - Revolutionary War, Path to Civil War, Road to Civil Rights, Vietnam Conflict
Google Earth and Discovery Education American Revolution, Great monuments of the World
Real World Math using Google Earth