|Lilia at Rough Castle © David Gill|
Here are some ideas for using Google Earth (GE) for teaching.
1. Download GE software to the computer
2. Open GE
3. Place a marker
- Click on yellow marker.
- Move the marker to the precise point. (This can be moved later if you make a mistake.)
- Type the name of the place, e.g. ‘Rough Castle’.
- Press return key and then click ‘OK’.
4. Move marker
- Ctrl+mouse: choose get info.
- You can then move the location and add information.
5. Add a video
- Go to YouTube, e.g. http://youtu.be/UePGnCo7Qco
- Click on ‘Share’.
- Choose ‘Embed’.
- Unclick ‘include related videos’.
- Choose size.
- Copy code in box (CTRL+A, CTRL+A).
- Open the information box on Google Earth, e.g. Rough Castle
- Paste (CTRL+V) the code into the box.
- Click OK
- Video will run directly from tag.
6. Add a link
- Go to the page you want to link
- E.g. Royal Commission for Scotland, http://tiny.cc/i94dg
- Paste link into info box.
- Or add image from FLICKR: http://tiny.cc/n5zat
- Or embed picture from Picasa Web: http://tiny.cc/x2snv
7. Save an image of the area
File — save — save image
|Rough Castle using Google Earth|
8. Save the locations to share with others
- Create a folder under ‘places’, E.g. Antonine wall
- Drag the locations into folder
- Click on Antonine Wall
- File — save — save my place as, e.g. Antonine_wall.kmz
- Save file onto website, Blackboard, or email.
9. To use folder
- In Google Earth, File+Open.
- Navigate to kmz file and open.
- If you want to keep file on your computer drag out of temporary area.