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    Post 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.

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    That site looks like a GREAT resource.

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