Discovery Education streamingand GoogleEarthIntroduction to the power of Google Earth and media. Linda Foote and Hall DavidsonMarch 2008
Google Earth is free download at earth.google.com Bonus! Educators can also download Google Earth Pro free by emailing GEEC@google.com 3
Google Earth Quick Start User Guide • Search Panel- Use to find places and directions • Overview Map- Use for an additional perspective • Hide/Show sidebar- Click to conceal or display side bar • Placemark- Click to add a placemark • Polygon- Click to add a polygon • Path- Click to add a path • Image Overlay- Click to add an image • Measure- Click to measure distance • Email- Click to email view or image • Print- Click to print current view • Navigation Controls- Use to tilt, zoom and move • Layers Panel- Use to display points of interests • Places Panel- Use to locate, save, and organize placemarks • 3D Viewer- View the globe and terrain • Status Bar- View streaming status
Zoom in Zoom out or Double click Navigation Tools Tilt Down Tilt Up
Navigation Tools Find advanced controls under Options (PC) or Preferences (Mac). Manipulate Elevation Exaggeration, Touring Speed, etc PC 2 Mac
Sidebar: Search, Places, Layers The sidebar manages much of your content in Google Earth. The sections are Search – Where you search for addresses, businesses, and directions. You can then fly there! Places – My Places stores your content. This includes content you have collected and content you have created. Layers – Content created by other people, companies like Discovery, and databases. These include maps, videos, images, borders, books, and much more.
Fly To: Go ahead, type in your address. Try landmarks, city names, and more! Note: These are not real time images! Find Businesses: Type in needed services, stores, etc. Directions: Point to point directions plus a flying tour! Sidebar: Search
Sidebar: Places The sidebar manages much of your content in Google Earth. Places stores your content. My Places stores everything you have marked, your Placemarks, Image Overlays, and tours. When you open files or visit places they are stored first in Temporary Places “Add Content” links to many interesting places and a great place to explore.
Sidebar: Layers Some of the most powerful education tools in the Sidebar are in Layers. When checked, Layers overlay Google Earth with new features. The best are in the Gallery. Hint: Do NOT check too many layers. Your screen will get crowded!
Some of the most powerful education tools in Layers are in Gallery. Sidebar: Layers
Hide Sidebar Polygon Route I Ruler Google Maps Sky Menu Panel: Powerful Tools for Instruction Placemark Image Overlay We will focus on adding Placemarks and Image Overlays
When you create resources, begin with folders • First Things First • Create a Folder (Ctrl+Shift+N) • This will help us keep our placemarks organized. • When you add new Placemarks with the folder open, the Placemarks automatically go into the folder. Other 20% Network 80%
Placemarks Adding Placemarks Click on Placemark Give it a name Choose an icon Add text to the description box The box is actually a mini-web page. We will explore the power in this feature for media later.
Placemarks will show up in My Places. A “tour” will fly to all the resources in a checked folder. Check folders to activate places. Don’t check too many or navigation gets difficult. Double click on Place to fly there—or click the play button to go to all checked places in order. Organizing Placemarks • To fly over all your place marks click, highlight your folder and click the play button.
Adding Media from Discovery Education streaming • Adding Sounds or Video (PC only for now) • Find media online at streaming.discoveryeducation.com • Right Click on the green play icon • Copy short cut • Paste in Placemark description Network 80%
Adding Image Overlays-students, school images To add an Image Overlay press (Ctrl+Shift+O) or from the menu bar click “Add” then “Image Overlay” Web - Right Click on web image, then click properties and copy and paste address. (Note: Make sure you get all correlating lines of the address) Hard Drive - Browse to the folder with images. Adjust green box to desired image size Paste image address in the link box Other 20% 80%
Adding Image Overlays-from DE streaming To add an Image Overlay press (Ctrl+Shift+O) or from the menu bar click “Add” then “Image Overlay” Web - Right Click on web image, then click properties and copy and paste address. (Note: Make sure you get all correlating lines of the address) Hard Drive - Browse to the folder with images. Adjust green box to desired image size Paste image address in the link box Other 20% 80%
Menu Panel: Ruler To find out distance traveled, from the menu bar select “Tools” then “Ruler” By clicking different points with your mouse you can create a line or a path. Line measures distance between two points. Path measures distances on a path with many points. To convert units of measure select from the drop down menu. Other 20% Network 80% A Path is the way to connect Placemarks or Image Overlays on a Google Lit trip or Google History Expedition, etc.! Kids or teachers can build them.
Saving, sharing, and backing up You can save and share everything in My Places.Go to File and select Save. Save the place or folder as a .kmz It will be small. You can email it, post it, leave it on the shared drive or back it up! • When someone opens the .kmz file, Google Earth will automatically be launched or users will be encouraged to download the program.
Bringing it all together Other 20% Network 80% http://www.googlelittrips.org/
Finally, Staggeringly Good Things Mixing Google Earth and Media Hall DavidsonDirector, Discovery Educator Networkhall_davidson@discovery.comJerome Burg
Flight Simulator Macs Apple + Option + A Windows Control + Alt + A Google Earth Hidden Features After the first trip, it appears in tools
Preferences: Touring • You can control the flying speed • You can control or eliminate pauses • You can repeat the tours (for Open House) or reinforcement You can open information balloons on tours Other 20% Control Driving Tours here Network 80%
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The Description Box - A Deep Resource Embedding Windows Media Compliant Files (.mp3, .wmv, .asf, .mpg, .avi) - Movies and Audio On the next slide is the basic code you will need to put in your placemark description windows (Create a placemark, or get 'Properties'' of an existing placemark). There are only a few things you need to change to get it to work, but you can fiddle with some of the <param> functions too if you wish. The red text items are the only things you need to change while the lavendar ones are optional.! If you have multimedia in a non Windows Media recognized format, like Quicktime or RealPlayer, the conversion utility 'Super' is a free, very powerful tool. Lavendar text are optional settings you can change if you wish by making them either 'true' or 'false' Download the Example Placemark collection - Download the sample media files
The Description Box - A Deep Resource <OBJECT ID="MediaPlayer1" width=637 height=421 classid="CLSID:22D6F312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95" codebase="http://activex.microsoft.com/activex/controls/mplayer/en/nsmp2inf.cab#Version=6,0,02,902" standby="Loading Microsoft Windows Media Player components..." type="application/x-oleobject"> <PARAM NAME="FileName" VALUE="file:///c:/foldername/filename.mp3"> <PARAM NAME="animationatStart" VALUE="true"> <PARAM NAME="transparentatStart" VALUE="true"> <PARAM NAME="autoStart" VALUE="true"> <PARAM NAME="showControls" VALUE="true"> <EMBED type="application/x-mplayer2" pluginspage = "http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/MediaPlayer/" SRC=" file:///c:/foldername/filename.mp3" name="MediaPlayer1" width=637 height=421 AutoStart=true> </EMBED> </OBJECT> (Note for .mp3 files: change the height to 45 or 50 so only the controller shows) Thank you, Brad Fountain for finding this code (Windows only, for now) Download the Example Placemark collection - Download the sample media files
Insert Video: An easy way using You Tube. Upload a video onto You Tube. You Tube will give you code when your upload is complete. Paste that code into your description box. You will have video that plays on Google Earth. This is for Windows only, at the moment.
Adding Placemarks to Play Video or Audio from URL links Other 20% Network 80%
Adding Placemarks that play video from URL links - Free sites Clicking on the link will launch a browser that will play the video 1 • Adding Sounds or Video from free sites • Find media online • Click to Stream. • As it streams Right Click, then click properties, and copy location. • Paste in Google Earth Placemark Description box. 2 Other 20% Network 80% 80% 3 4 http://www.archive.org/video/28786/prg28786_256k.asf http://www.archive.org/video/28786/prg28786_256k.asf
Adding Placemarks that play video from URL links - Discovery Education streaming Other 20% • Adding Video from (unitedstreaming) • Right Click on green play icon • In the box that opens, select Copy Shortcut. • Paste in the Google Earth Placemark Description box. Network 80% Clicking on the link will launch a browser that will play the video
Adding Placemarks to play audio • Adding Sounds, Stories, or Streaming Podcasts • Find media, stories, sounds, etc., online • Click to Stream. • As it streams Right Click screen, then click properties, and copy location. Or, if the URL is available, copy the location from the browser. 1 2 80% 3
Adding Placemarks to play audio • Adding Sounds, Stories, or Streaming Podcasts • Copy location from Properties window or from the web address line in the browser (e.g., Explorer) • Paste in Google Earth Placemark Description box. 80% 3
Adding Placemarks to play audio Audios will launch in browser windows You can conceal information in the URL by going to TinyURL.com and getting a “coded” link to the same site. 80% 3
Deeper into Image Overlays (Screen Overlays) • Click on “HallOz.kmz GoogleEarth will launch. • If not, open it from GoogleEarth The floating head will appear. • Click on HallOz in Temporary Places • Choose Save Place As • Save as KML, not as KMZ. You usually have to change this
Finally, Staggeringly Good Things Mixing Google Earth and Media Hall DavidsonDirector, Discovery Educator Networkhall_davidson@discovery.comJerome Burg Thank you!