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Google Earth Lessons Blog http://gelessons.com/blog An Educational Resource for Teachers Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:22:38 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en Wow! This is messed up! Can't figure out what is going on... http://gelessons.com/blog/?p=53 Sunshine Tool Tricks - Solstice, Equinox made simple… One new function of Google Earth that I have been dying for was the ability to control the sunlight as it hit earth to demonstrate to students why we have seasons, longer and shorter days, etc. Happy days, now you can! While I am not certain how precise the daytime/nighttime visual data ... http://gelessons.com/blog/?p=52 Google Earth 5 Hidden Secrets Sorry things have been so quiet here lately. The site has been shunted to a lower priority for a variety of reasons lately, not the least of which is all the other cool stuff that has been happening in Ed-Tech and Web 2.0 that has distracted me. As you are probably ... http://gelessons.com/blog/?p=51 Attn: Cool Tech Teachers - GTA in Chi Town! Great news from Google this morning, they are taking the Google Teacher Academy on the road! Coming up Sept. 24th there will be an academy in Chicago, and the buzz is that there will be one in New York as well! Having just had the experience, I can tell you that it ... http://gelessons.com/blog/?p=50 The new school year… What a summer it has been! I hope all of yours was pleasant, productive and filled with great experiences! Here at GELessons things have been quiet for a number of reasons, including a 9,100+ mile journey from Florida to Puget Sound, Washington and back. While you might think it crazy to go ... http://gelessons.com/blog/?p=49 Neat GE Alternative Developing! Geo Geeks most likely are already aware of a great new tool but regular teachers might not know about NASA's latest initiative, World Wind Java. The new Java based World Wind allows for some really neat functions with more being developed every day by commercial and non-commercial enterprises alike. Since it ... http://gelessons.com/blog/?p=40 New stuff… Finally had some 'Dave time' today to get a couple ideas down that had been rattling around in my noggin for a couple weeks now. They are detailed on the home page so I won't go into great depth here. I swear, I need to spend about a month and ... http://gelessons.com/blog/?p=39 I stand corrected… After spending the better part of a week with the newest version (4.3) of Google Earth on two different models of laptop (one with only 512M of RAM, both with on-board graphics cards) and five different desktop computers (ranging from 512M - 4G of RAM and four different graphics cards) ... http://gelessons.com/blog/?p=38 New version of GE - Beautiful, yet Brutal! Just released this evening, the new version 4.3 of Google Earth is amazing! (click for full size image)  For teachers, however, my first impression is that it will offer mixed blessings. Big changes: There are all new navigation tools, there is the ability to display the day/night line (this is something I have wanted ... http://gelessons.com/blog/?p=37 Fantastic Math Resource! I can't believe I missed this one, but thanks to Stefan Geens over at Ogle Earth for reporting about a fantastic new Google Earth in Education site, RealWorldMath.org by Thomas J. Petra! This beautifully designed site offers some inspiring, and inspirational lessons focused on four major areas of mathematics: Concept Project Based Learning Measurement Lessons Exploratory Within each ... http://gelessons.com/blog/?p=36