Google Earth: Creating Interactive Tours Through History

In this session we will be identifying classroom uses of Google Earth, create a basic interactive tour, and discuss future uses of Google Earth.

Requirements: Google Earth. (If you do not have Google Earth on your laptop, it can be downloaded here.)




Creating Google Earth Tours

How to Create an Interactive Placemark

Free Online WYSIWYG
**www.yourdraft.com**
Tips for Classroom Use and Resources

Storyboard Template



Uses and Examples

World War II Tour (Student Generated)

Explorers Tour (GE Download)

The Alamo (3D




Google Resources

Google Earth Lessons
Excellent site includes lessons plan ideas, tutorials and student generated lessons.
Google Earth Gallery
Collect of community created Google Earth files which can be downloaded and are ready to use.
Google Hacks
Website catalogs all the fun and weird things people find on Google Earth.
Google Earth Blog
Up to date posts on the topic of Google Earth.
Google Earth Community Discussion Board
Good source of information for ideas and help troubleshooting.
Google Earth Tutorials
Site provides how to's on using Google Earth.