Bringing News to Life Using Google Earth

This 12-minute screencast shows how to make the world come to life using Google Earth.  I made this screencast using screencast-o-matic, a free online screencasting tool (I upgraded to “PRO” status for $9 so I could edit the video).


The Google Earth place marks featured in this screencast
are available in this word document

Technical Note:
Wordpress does not allow users to attach a .kmz file (that’s how Google Earth stores place marks), so the place marks are embedded in the word file — kind of like the Trojan Horse …

Once you open the word file, you will see this:

Double click the file in the document, and it will open the placemark folder in Google Earth.

If you don’t already have Google Earth on your computer, you have to download Google Earth to see the place marks — it’s free, and it’s an amazing resource.

About Steve Goldberg

I teach students at Research Triangle High School (RTHS) about US History. RTHS is a public charter school in Durham, NC, whose mission is to incubate, prove and scale innovative models of teaching and learning. The blog posts here reflect my own personal views and not those of my employer.
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