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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Dean Shareski: Moving Beyond the Wow Factor in Google Earth

Title: Moving Beyond the Wow Factor in Google Earth, Dean Shareski, BLC

[6:31:33 AM] David Jakes says: Dean is introducing himself and describing the importance of learning communities-encouraging people to join and participate in learning communities.
[6:33:00 AM] David Jakes says: Dean is going to show everyone where Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is.
[6:33:53 AM] David Jakes says: Is location more or less important? Son plays World of Warcraft, location is not important, its a minor element of what his son does.
[6:35:27 AM] David Jakes says: The first time you show GE there is a big WOW factor.
[6:35:47 AM] David Jakes says: He is asking who owned Earth before Google.
[6:37:07 AM] David Jakes says: Dean is now doing a tour of his background in GE, now talking about his blog. Moving to where he was born.
[6:38:47 AM] David Jakes says: He is now showing a photo attached to his home-Dean as a young boy playing piano. Now he is showing where he went to college.
[6:39:54 AM] David Jakes added Barbara to this chat
[6:40:04 AM] David Jakes says: Barbara has been added to the chat
[6:40:11 AM] David Jakes says: Good morning Barbara
[6:40:27 AM] Barbara says: hi
[6:41:09 AM] David Jakes says: Dean is now showing where he works and now he is illustrating how he used GE to map his drive from Moose Jaw to Boston.
[6:41:15 AM] David Jakes says: 2500 miles
[6:42:59 AM] David Jakes says: A key ability in GE is the tour function.
[6:43:18 AM] David Jakes says: How can the tour function be used in GE with students?
[6:43:50 AM] David Jakes says: It is my belief that every subject can be studied through a geographical context.
[6:44:11 AM] Barbara says: take them places they can't get to...broaden there world
[6:44:27 AM] David Jakes says: Exactly
[6:44:44 AM] Barbara says: showing fenway now
[6:44:50 AM] David Jakes says: Dean is showing Fenway Park
[6:45:23 AM] David Jakes says: He is now talking about KML files and layers which you can turn on and off.
[6:45:38 AM] Barbara says: Layers show roads , 3d buildings....
[6:46:16 AM] David Jakes says: He is talking now about Sketchup which is a free tool from Google, you can create 3D models and the place them in GE.
[6:46:44 AM] Barbara says: This idea of modeling is an important student app because ther is a lot of room for them to create content
[6:47:22 AM] David Jakes says: http://www.sketchup.com/
[6:48:05 AM] David Jakes says: Dean is now talking about downloading Flickr and how to post geotagged photos in GE
[6:48:20 AM] David Jakes says: What is the site that hosts the photos
[6:48:30 AM] Barbara says: flickr
[6:49:20 AM] David Jakes says: OK, so we can do a tour, use sketchup to create models, and add Flickr photography
[6:50:04 AM] David Jakes says: Adding more depth and context to places...
[6:50:46 AM] Barbara says: Maybe we can even make a contect iand ask other students who can take phto's specifically of sites you are interested in
[6:50:48 AM] David Jakes says: Now discussing bandwidth issues-I've never seen any information on this, I need to find out about this
[6:51:41 AM] Barbara says: Google Pro is free to educators if you apply for it with Google but it does require a fairly good computer
[6:51:51 AM] David Jakes says: His wiki is now being displayed shareski.wikispaces.com
[6:51:54 AM] Barbara says: that is Google earth pro
[6:52:07 AM] David Jakes says: What does Pro do for you?
[6:52:30 AM] David Jakes says: Now showing Flash Earth
[6:52:51 AM] Barbara says: One thing it does is allow you to make Google movies which you can then download and use with other things
[6:53:11 AM] David Jakes says: So you can make a movie of a Google Earth session?
[6:54:02 AM] Barbara says: Yes for example we had a student talk about their family migration and mashed the podcast with a google earth movies
[6:54:44 AM] David Jakes says: that is very nice
[6:55:05 AM] David Jakes says: Now jumping to Google Maps
[6:55:31 AM] David Jakes says: Kids can create placemarks very easily in GM.
[6:55:54 AM] David Jakes says: Here is the question: How do you get a classroom of kids to have Google accounts, especially young kids.
[6:56:22 AM] David Jakes says: Dean is adding placemarks to a map, adding HTML to the "bubbles."
[6:56:31 AM] Barbara says: all you need is an email account and with young children you can use gaggle mail which is filtered
[6:56:46 AM] David Jakes says: One account for the teacher?
[6:57:30 AM] Barbara says: You could have a class account with a generic password
[6:57:50 AM] David Jakes says: Ok, that's good.
[6:58:23 AM] David Jakes says: http://www.gaggle.net
[6:58:42 AM] David Jakes says: A participant is now asking the same question.
[6:59:49 AM] David Jakes says: Barbara-why dont you suggest Gaggle
[7:00:14 AM] David Jakes says: Dean is now talking about KML files
[7:01:18 AM] Barbara says: I like the idea of making town tours with stories and pictures of locations..great fro Gr 3 which studies local history here in US
[7:01:36 AM] David Jakes says: Absolutely
[7:01:49 AM] David Jakes says: How many have heard of StreetView
[7:02:01 AM] David Jakes says: http://www.panorimo.com/
[7:02:15 AM] David Jakes says: Now showing Streetview
[7:02:42 AM] David Jakes says: Crowd oohs and ahs
[7:03:03 AM] Barbara says: This is new to me..Dean got his wow moment for me
[7:03:13 AM] David Jakes says: Dean showing an airconditioner is someones apartment
[7:03:55 AM] David Jakes says: It's very cool, the company that does this has a VW with a 11 head camera on top of the car and they just drive down the street.
[7:05:22 AM] David Jakes says: What are the questions that we need to answer to make this a real tool in schools?
[7:05:35 AM] David Jakes says: Or even ask first?
[7:06:37 AM] Barbara says: How do we move from this is cool to this is about thinking and problem solving...
[7:07:34 AM] David Jakes says: Locate the maps Web site from his wiki
[7:07:53 AM] David Jakes says: Now is showing a mashup of Skype and GE called Unype
[7:08:00 AM] David Jakes says: Calling out Jeff Utecht
[7:08:48 AM] Barbara says: How do we explain that this is essential learning..
[7:09:03 AM] David Jakes says: http://www.unype.com/ multiuser GE experience with an avatar of you...
[7:09:27 AM] David Jakes says: Thats an important that must be addressed...
[7:10:14 AM] David Jakes says: This is about students understanding place, and how to use this as a problem solving tool
[7:10:47 AM] David Jakes added Carolyn Foote to this chat
[7:10:54 AM] David Jakes says: Welcome Carolyn Foote
[7:11:06 AM] Carolyn Foote says: hi :)
[7:11:07 AM] Barbara says: Goodmorning
[7:11:22 AM] David Jakes says: Hello Carolyn, Dean is giving his presentation on GE, now showing TwitterVision
[7:11:38 AM] Barbara says: How can he rag on twitter? lol
[7:11:50 AM] Carolyn Foote says: Ok! lol...should I open my twitter window
[7:12:32 AM] David Jakes says: He's not, he mentioned it and now he has to explain it
[7:13:05 AM] David Jakes says: Now talking about Google Sightseeing
[7:13:07 AM] Carolyn Foote says: twittering and skyping at the same time about this
[7:13:14 AM] David Jakes says: that rocks
[7:13:14 AM] Carolyn Foote says: What's google sightseeing?
[7:13:38 AM] David Jakes says: its am email thing you get that shows you cool sites on GE-you can subscribe
[7:13:52 AM] David Jakes says: Dean's making me dizzy...
[7:13:55 AM] Carolyn Foote says: sounds interesting.
[7:14:06 AM] David Jakes says: Space Navigator mouse?
[7:14:52 AM] Carolyn Foote says: http://googlesightseeing.com/
[7:14:58 AM] David Jakes says: Dean talking about my Summer of Love tour in GE
[7:15:47 AM] David Jakes says: Now mentioning adding videos, the Help documents give you the script on how to embed Youtube or Google Video in placemark windows
[7:16:14 AM] David Jakes says: Now showing the Darfur Crisis-this can be found at the U.S.National Holocaust Museum
[7:16:27 AM] David Jakes says: How do you find all of this?
[7:16:45 AM] Carolyn Foote says: wandering?
[7:17:00 AM] David Jakes says: Its about being connected into the network
[7:17:09 AM] Carolyn Foote says: I"m looking at a tour of billionaires houses on google sightseeing.
[7:17:46 AM] David Jakes says: Search del.icio.us for googleearth tag
[7:18:02 AM] David Jakes says: You wont see my house!
[7:18:18 AM] Carolyn Foote says: mine neither
[7:18:24 AM] Carolyn Foote says: del.icio.us idea..good one
[7:18:28 AM] David Jakes says: Dean: how do we use this in the real world
[7:18:44 AM] Carolyn Foote says: could have students do that when doing research papers
[7:19:18 AM] David Jakes says: Dean is showing how a pool business has used GE to locate who has pools in a neighborhood
[7:17:49 AM] Barbara says: Suggestion to search de.licio.us to search for Google earth content. Also other resources on Dean's wiki
[7:19:58 AM] David Jakes says: Dean is now ending, Barbara and Carolyn thanks, I'll be on with keynote shortly.
[7:20:05 AM] Carolyn Foote says: ok, thanks. coffee time.
[7:20:20 AM] Barbara says: see you soon

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