ITRT Summer Camp – VSTE
Hey there VSTE ITRTs!
Here are links to the resources used in today’s Google Earth/Maps, GPS session. I tried to cull things down a little bit to keep it from being overwhelming. If you want to check out all the links for Google Earth feel free to browse my del.icio.us account. There’s lot more stuff there.
First, you can get Google Earth for free here so go get it if you haven’t yet.
Basic Google Earth Tutorials
- Google’s Own Basics
- Juicy Geography’s PDFs
- Adding Time– make your KML files change using the time line feature
- The Google Earth Blog– all Google Earth, all the time
- Google Lit Trips– Books with a geographic twist
- The BIG Keyhole Site– lots of everything including help
- Google’s Outreach Showcase– where Google shows off good examples
- Keep in mind you can search in Google Earth for KML files.
Lesson Plans/Example Files (stuff I showed you)
- English Examples
- History Examples
- Math Examples
- Science Examples (kind of big 3MB)
- Neat Stuff
The Next Level
- Make Better Balloons
- Make Your File From a Spreadsheet– you can make KML files from a spreadsheet and they’re pretty!
A lot of features similar to Google Earth. It will allow you to embed video in the information bubbles which is nice and I like the ability to put the maps in different web pages (like Quia).
- You’ll need a Google Account for free.
- An example of a History MyMaps
- An English Example
- My Maps Plus– a way to put your Google Maps in other web pages
- An example of a Google map embedded in another web page
- Google Maps Proof of Concept– some embedded video and a Swivel graph
- MIT’s Exhibit Program– push data to Google maps and much more
- An example Exhibit project with history data
- An Exhibit tutorial
- Lots of Google maps mashups and other related information