New Module: Teaching with Google Earth
A new module on Teaching with Google Earth has been posted on the Science Education Resource Center web site.
The module includes the following sections:
- What is Google Earth? - provides Google Earth basics, including descriptions of the four versions of the program.
- Becoming Familiar with Google Earth - provides information about web resources and books for learning how to use Google Earth.
- Why Teach with Google Earth? - outlines potential uses for both students and teachers.
- How to Teach with Google Earth - points the way to several methods to get started.
- User Guide - contains clear, step-by-step instructions and screen shots for students and teachers, including a handy one-page guide: Google Earth Tip Sheet
- Working with KML - introduces Keyhole Markup Language (KML), a standard format for storing and distributing geographic data.
- KML Examples from the Google Earth Community Forums - presents examples of how members of the Google Earth Community have created a variety of map features with KML.
- Google Earth API (application programming interface) enables developers to embed Google Earth applications into web pages.
- Google Maps - is a browser-based mapping service with an API (application programming interface) that can be used to create customized interactive maps.
- Resources and References provide more information about Google Earth.