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Richard Allaway

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  1. France launched their version of Google Earth yesterday - I'm still trying to track it down and will post details as soon as I do. Rich
  2. What you download is just an application that handles the data from the Google Earth servers. If you were to download the whole thing - data for the whole globe it would be a monster. That is why it only runs on a computer attached to the web. You can check for updates to the application: Help > Check for Updates Online. It is worth checking an area every couple of months as Google Earth is in the process of updating things. Another option is to have a look at 'Local Live' - the Microsoft competition to Google Earth which has some excellent aerial photography. You can read more about
  3. Google Earth was presented by both Russel Tarr and myself, in Toulouse. I focused on the 'What is Google Earth?' and 'How do I ... ?' questions, where as Russel focused upon the application of Google Earth in History Education. What is Google Earth? Google Earth is a GIS (Geographical Information System) in that it is a way of creating, storing, analyzing and managing spatial data and associated attributes. It's a smart globe! Placemarks - Basics Placing Placemarks Press Ctrl + N or click the icon that looks like a map-pin in the bottom right hand corner of the Google Earth scree
  4. I have made another mini-site. The other one being The Great Wind Farm Debate. The new one is called The Spiny Cactus Bar Murder and is based around the Spiny Cactus Bar / Who murdered Eduardo Sierra mystery. I realise that one of the key feature of a 'mystery' lesson is the sorting of pieces of information. I will still be giving my students the pieces of information on slips of card but have also provided them as images within a gallery that can be clicked through. The mini-site has three Talking Heads, a Google Earth set of Placemarks, photos of the suspects etc. I'm thinking of includ
  5. Thanks for th advice. The word file is now in pdf format and they should open as a new window. All of this will be live when I update the site sometime this evening! Thanks for the suggestions and keep them coming. Rich
  6. I'll have to speak to Russ about the opening files in new windows etc. Does the IST Humanities have the necessary software to produce pdf files? Rich
  7. Hello All, I have produced a new mini-site based on the idea of a planning meeting for a proposed wind farm development. The mini-site is part of my main site: www.geographyalltheway.com. The resource includes Talking Heads, Google Earth Overlays, meeting structure and role descriptions. The wind farm development used for the debate is a real proposed wind farm and therefore could be used as a case study. I wrote the resource for my Y8 class but believe that it could be used for all of KS3 and KS4. I welcome suggestions for improvements etc. The entrance to the mini-site is here. Enjoy
  8. Hello All, I'm doing a little bit of informal research into the use of Google Earth in different subjects to help with some whole school training I'm organising. Is anybody doing using Google Earth in the teaching of history? Many thanks. Rich.
  9. Not wishing to appear dim but what is an API? Cheers Rich
  10. That's I'm (and Russel Tarr) are working on at the minute! Just seeing what others are doing out there. Rich
  11. Hello I'm interested in hearing from people using Google Earth in the classroom. I am a geography teacher and am interested in hearing from other geographers AND teachers of other subjects! I'm preparing some whole school training on Google Earth and I don't want to just talk about geography! Many thanks Rich
  12. I'm interested in getting in contact with people who are using Google Earth in the classroom. I'm intrested in geographers AND non-geographers! What are you doing with it? Many thanks Rich
  13. A back button, as part of the banner on each page, was set up yesterday! Enjoy! Rich
  14. Thanks Andy, Even my students have been suggesting that one! A job for the Easter break! Rich
  15. I am developing a website for the geography department of The International School of Toulouse and would welcome feedback on it so far. I'm trying to use it as a central location for everthing from schemes of work to lesson resources and revision quizzes and tasks. Have a look round! Enjoy Rich
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