Google Geo Tools

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Sample Agenda

  1. Quick Overview (Make your own Copy)
  2. Google Geo Tools
  3. Resources

Google Lit Trips - Many have been revamped so that Google Earth is not needed.

The Secret Door - Click on the door and get random Google Street View images.

Google Street View Tour of Diagon Alley

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Google Earth Walks

My Maps Resources

About Google Maps: It's more than getting directions

My Maps Gallery

My Maps Samples - Templates to download (kml files)

How to Download kml Files from Google Maps - Richard Byrne

Resources:

Google Maps for Education: Lessons and Resources from Google.

Geo4Edu - Kurt Wismer

His site is amazing and curated. It includes student lessons and lots of resources for Google Maps, Earth, and now VR.

More Resource Presentations:

Student Created My Maps - Austin Houp

Map it with Google Maps - Kimberly Mattina

Gearing Up with Google Maps - Iosif - Good explanation of Google Maps and the rest.

Google Tour Builder

Google Earth (Web) - New 04/2017 Resources

The web version of Google Earth will run on a Chromebook.

Resources to come. Be aware that this is a limited version of Google Earth an many of the things you can do in Tour Builder and the desktop version will not work.

Google Earth (Desktop) Resources

Download Google Earth or Google Earth Pro

Karen's Google Earth Resource Folder - Includes step-by-step directions on how to create Google Earth placemarks. Also cut-and-paste html code for advanced customization.

Karen's Creative Story In Google Earth KMZ File

Google Earth Blog - Unofficial

An Easy Way to find Google Earth Tours - Richard Byrne

Other Resources

Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the New Google Earth - Eric Curts

Create your own Lit Trips (and more) for Google Earth - Eric Curts

Eric Curt's Template for Tour Builder - Add images

10 Amazing Google Geo Tools for Your Classroom - Kasey Bell

kmz file - plate tectonics (you will need to download this. It can be uploaded to either Google Earth or My Maps

Geo4Edu - Kurt Wismer

His site is amazing and curated. It includes student lessons and lots of resources for Google Maps, Earth, and now VR.

Fun Stuff

Smarty Pins | Google Cultural Institute | Google Treks |Google Lit Trips | Land Lines

Geo Greeting | Terrapattern Alpha (visual search engine for Google Earth Still limited) | The Secret Door

Earth Picker |(NEW) Mission Map Quest | GeoGuessr | GeoSettr (a pro account at GeoGuessr is required)

Expeditions

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