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Google Earth Lessons Blog » GooglePages, On-line file storage for free!

Google Earth Lessons Blog

An Educational Resource for Teachers

GooglePages, On-line file storage for free!

Filed under: General — GELessons Blog Admin at 10:47 pm on Monday, December 31, 2007

One challenge in providing students with your cool educational Google Earth collections is actually distributing the collections to student workstations. If you are in a 1-3 computer classroom you can use disks or USB flash drives, but even so it can be troublesome. If you want your students to learn from the files at home it is even more challenging, especially if you don’t have access to your school’s website. Even with access to school servers, if the server isn’t configured to recognize KML or KMZ files you are in for a headache.

One option is to have your own web-space. That is where Google Pages can come in (assuming that the pages aren’t blocked by your firewall or internet filter)!

The free web space is available with a free Google Email account and is really easy to use. Just go to the My Account page and select the page creator option. You probably need to register for it first at http://pages.google.com

From there you can do all sorts of stuff, from changing the look and layout of your little ‘off-site web site’ to uploading your Google Earth files and images you may wish to use in your placemarks. The interface even offers some rudimentary image manipulation options.

If you don’t see the screenshots above, you probably won’t be able to use the site though since the images are hosted at my little ‘messin around’ Google Page.

When it comes to student access to the files you can just add your site link to the Favorites of your student computers and away you go!

Happy New Year, 2008!!

David

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