Virtual Field Trip

Presenter: Thomas Cooper, Walker School (Georgia)

Contact Info
thomas.cooper@thewalkerschool.org (main - checked daily)
tcooper66@gmail.com
twitter: tcooper66
skype: tcooper1966 (Georgia)

Teachers should come with information to create a virtual field trip. Some examples would be a nature walk, a history or art tour of a city, or information about your local community. We will learn how to create basic placemarks, insert images, add paths, and create animated audio tour that students can download and review for a test or a project.

Before Session

Download latest version of Google Earth 5.2
Download Page for Earth - http://earth.google.com/intl/en/download-earth.html
Review the Book Mapping Document on the documents page of The Networked Learner (Networked Learner Documents)


Session Resources

The Networked Learner - http://thenetworkedlearner.wikispaces.com/
Google Lit Trips - http://www.googlelittrips.org/

Screencasts - 5 mins each

Downloading and Installing Google Earth - http://www.screencast.com/t/lsdX1UcXa
Using Navigation Tools in Google Earth - http://www.screencast.com/t/X7gKhq0G
Using Layers in Google Earth - http://www.screencast.com/t/yilTbihsd
Adding Layers from Google Earth's Internet Community - http://www.screencast.com/t/WnpJnxKO
Adding Text to a Placemark - http://www.screencast.com/t/qVpcgklK
Inserting an Image into a Placemark - http://www.screencast.com/t/uiofKIpOj
Organizing and Saving Placemarks to Your Computer - http://www.screencast.com/t/eZE9rMOgYQ
Changing Placemark Icons in Google Earth - http://www.screencast.com/t/c02Bedxf2Gg
Adding a Custom Icon to the Google Earth Icon Panel - http://www.screencast.com/t/EY8YHQ1ax
Adding a Path between Placemarks - http://www.screencast.com/t/taDmkGXtr21

Google Resources

Earth Main - http://earth.google.com/
Download Page for Earth - http://earth.google.com/intl/en/download-earth.html
Google Earth User Guide - http://earth.google.com/userguide/v5/
Google Earth for Educators - http://sitescontent.google.com/google-earth-for-educators/
Google Earth Community - http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php/Cat/0
Google Earth Tutorials - http://earth.google.com/outreach/tutorials.html
Grants for Google Earth Pro - http://earth.google.com/outreach/grants.html
Keyhole Modeling Language (KML) Handbook - http://code.google.com/apis/kml/documentation/kmlreference.html