About Google Earth
Google Earth is a fun, free application that can be downloaded from the Internet that kids love to play with in their free time (or when they're supposed to be working on something they deem "less interesting.")
Rather than working against our students, let's work with them and allow them to use Google Earth in school as a learning tool.
You can download Google Earth Trip files from Google Lit Trips or Google Historical Voyages, but directions on how to create a Google Earth file are difficult to find and hard to decipher when you can find them. Google Earth is a great educational tool, but it is not User Friendly at all, and creating files in Google Earth requires some basic HTML coding skills.
This document breaks down the steps to making a Google Earth Trip file and gives you some of the basic HTML codes you will need to use.