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Thinking Earth Day

One of the benefits to moving is that you get to clean everything out of your house and sort of “start-over.” I am not sure if its because Earth Hour was a major event in our neighborhood last weekend…or if its because we just moved to metropolitan area with the goal of being the “Greenest […]

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Google Earth (and Maps) Gems

Today I actually had a few minutes during SSR (silent sustained reading for the non-educators) to actually read. Kind of strange I know, but normally I am playing catch up with these precious 17 minutes. During SSR I decided to see how far I had fallen behind of my all of my online reading (it […]

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Google Car on the Move

The last couple of weeks I have been savoring the fact I work close enough to my house that I can pop home for lunch. Today might have been one of the last days I can do this – we’re moving to Sacramento next weekend. and Today on my way home I saw a Google […]

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Earthquake Updates in Google Earth

In the February issue of the Google Earth Sightseer I noticed an announcement that the Earthquakes layer has been updated. Now you can see the geographic location, date, time, and magnitude of earthquakes for the past 40 years. You can also download the file by clicking on the link in any of the earthquake placemarks […]

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Track Santa Tonight!

Santa Tracker is up and running now that Santa is out delivering his presents. You can download the Santa Tracker file for Google Earth at the Google Earth Blog or NORAD’s Santa Tracker website and track him on your own. As of 1pm Pacific it looks like he is currently over Cameroon, but he moves […]

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Particle Accelerator in Google Earth

During the past few weeks we have been talking about atoms and atomic structure in my 8th grade classes. As we talked about electrons, neutrons, and protons along with forces at work in at atom the topic of particle accelerators came up. While my knowledge of these machines is somewhat limited I did attempt to […]

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Great Google Earth Resources

If you know me at all you, know I love Google Earth. Unfortunately, as predominantly Physical Science (physics, chemistry, and astronomy) teacher I don’t have too many opportunities to use this program in my own classroom. When I can find a Social Studies or Language Arts teacher who will take two seconds to listen to […]

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Fun & Festive Reason to Use Google Earth

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2wrFnhqcSw] Being the day before Thanksgiving, Christmas is on the mind of many folks young and old. As a child, my brothers and I would stay up late on Christmas Eve tracking Santa Claus on the news. It was very exciting to watch his progress and I probably picked up a few geography skills in […]

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A New Toy

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq6e4PgndIo] Yesterday in the Google Earth Sightseeer newsletter there was a link to a 15% off discount for the 3DConnexion Space Navigator mouse. I had to have it and in just a few short days it should be in my hands. I am very exciting to use this tool to make my Google Earth tours […]

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Google Earth How To

This semester I am enrolled in a Multimedia in Education class as part of an Education Technology MA program. For my latest assignment I had to produce video tutorial using still images and video to teach a concept. Since Google Earth has become my latest software du jour, I created a little tutorial on making […]

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