Saturday, February 28, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Create placemarks for:
- Three landmarks along the
- The locations where Lewis and Clark started, wintered over each year, etc.
- Physical features such as isthmus, straits, deltas; additional tasks would include incorporating images into the placemark
- Wonders of the Ancient World
- Label state capitals
- Your dream vacation and then write about why you selected those locations
- Locations that you learned about this year in class; what did you learn about this place (annotate the placemark)? Why is this place important to you?
- Locations that your ancestors lived; what were the push/pull factors (why did they move away from somewhere or move to somewhere)?
- The topic of your choice. Why did you make these placemarks? Why are they important to you?
- Vegetation and season
- Vegetation and terrain
- Elevation and vegetation patterns
Compare and Contrast
- Populations of different regions of a state (e.g. why do so many people live in the
) Willamette Valley
- Natural resources and industry
Measurements and Routes
- How far is it to..?
- How wide is...? How does this compare to Autzen stadium? To our school yard?
- How do you get to...? Where would you stop along the way? What would you see or do in these places?
Monday, February 16, 2009
This was recorded using Gabcast on my iPhone by dialing an 888 number and was automatically posted. There are two things that you have to do to set this up--(1) edit your channel settings in Gabcast -- essentially tell it about your Blogger blog; and (2) authorize your Blogger account (you will be prompted to do this when you edit your Gabcast channel).
- Benefit: can be done without a computer in a quiet location
- Downside: audio is linked to GE projects rather than embedded
- Benefit: audio is embedded directly into your GE project
- Downside: must be recorded while at a computer
Imagine that you are a student and have been asked to make a presentation. You want to incorporate geography, pictures, text, and maybe even some audio into a presentation that you will be giving to the class. In this workshop, you will learn how to use Google Earth to create a virtual tour that incorporates location, text, images, and even your own podcast! Join us and learn how you can use Google Earth to help your students make global connections to their learning.
Google Earth Classroom Examples
- Time Travel: Explorers and Voyages
- 5th Grade Explores Explorers (files and lesson overview)
- Historical Events
- Centennial Elementary's Community Walk
- Riverbend Elementary's Community Walk
- Google Lit Trips
- Google Earth Blog
- Digital Explorer: Bringing the World to the Classroom, British Geographical Society (Virtual Fieldwork Using Google Earth; Advanced Virtual Fieldwork Using Google Earth; School Grounds Projects Using Google Tools)
- Google Earth 5.0 Tour
- Springfield Public Schools Instructional Technology Google Earth Resources
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Speaking of which, if you are interested in iPhones, I have started using a WordPress blog as I can post to it from the WordPress iPhone app. The difference in posting to Blogger via iPhone is that my posts are done by emailing them from my phone. This is great for iPhone users, however, if you are a using a school-owned iPod Touch, you may not have it configured to view your email.