Oh, the Places We Will Go: Google Maps, Earth, SketchUp and Expeditions

Location: Room 005

Explore and create Sold out!

Registration code: WH122

Fee: $113 (After May 1, $123)
[Explore and create : Workshop]

Sunday, June 25, 12:30–3:30 pm
Location: Room 005

Robert Craven  
Learn to use Google Earth, TourBuilder, virtual reality cameras, and SketchUp in classrooms. Build interactive maps, embed your own VR images, import data sets, create a new home, or view the ancient world in 3D.

Fee: $113 (After May 1, $123)
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Some features will not work on tablets. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops.

SketchUp: http://www.sketchup.com/
Google Earth: https://www.google.com/earth/
Google Account: Know account name and password (note if using a school district Google account please check that Google Maps and Earth are fully functional within your domain).

Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Literacies for the digital age
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Teachers : Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Students : Innovative designer

Digital tote resources

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

For today's learners the physical world and virtual world are blended together, each an integral part of the other. Yet, many classes remain Classroom 1.0 where wall maps and black line map dittos, a few pictures cut out of old National Geographic and a tiny illustration in the text book are the only connections to places students study. Our digital students deserve Future Ready Classrooms where the physical and virtual worlds collide, where learning can take place anywhere and the rich resources of the world are open to them. Now, no matter the subject, time, place and experience can all come together through the richness of Google Earth, Tour Builder, Expeditions and Sketch Up. Students can now soar around the earth, view the wonders of the world, and see embedded content where it actually happens. How about making learning jump off the page. Students can now create interactive maps with immersive virtual reality images or produce nearly any three dimensional object their mind can think of in Sketch Up and place it in Google Earth or print it with a 3D printer, blurring the lines between the real and virtual world. The physical world and virtual world both come alive through the integration of Google Earth and Sketch Up.

In this session participants will be guided through the basics of Google Maps and Tour Builder to quickly and easily create customized maps. Learn to quickly collect data in a Google Form that auto-populates Google Maps, import data sets into Google Maps, or just build an incredible tour to enhance classroom learning. Create virtual reality images to embed within Google Maps. The skills then are transferred to Google Earth where users will build interactive Google Earth tours. From basic navigation to embedding multimedia, creating tours, and sharing files users will advance their knowledge of Google Earth while uncovering unique methods to deploy the technology with students. Student examples provide context for users to begin imagining the possibilities in the classroom. Finally, participants learn the basics of SketchUp by creating a basic building, furnishing it through the warehouse, and placing it into Google Earth. Each step of the way is guided by the presenter, while also providing participants a step-by-step website to use when building projects with their students.


Introduction to “Oh the Places We Will Go” 5 min.
Overview of Session, Objectives and Outcomes--5 min.
Google Maps in Education--15 min
Google Maps and Spreadsheets-15 min
Google Tour Builder- 30 min
Google Expeditions – 20 min
Google Earth in Education--30 min
 Hands on with Google Earth from an education perspective. Includes looking at examples and best practice. Participants will complete a Google Earth tour with embedded video, Google Form, images and more.
Sketch Up in Education—45 min
 Hands on with Google Sketch Up from an education perspective. Includes looking at examples and best practice.
Combining Google Earth and Sketch Up in Education--10 min.
 Participants will place their Sketch Up creation in Google Earth
Wrap Up--5 min.

Supporting research

K12 Horizon Report
Project Tomorrow Reports



Robert Craven, Tustin Unified School District

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San Antonio

June 25-28, 2017

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