School Tool: Google Lit Trips Brings Literature Down to (Google) Earth

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School Tool: Google Lit Trips Brings Literature Down to (Google) Earth

Jan 31, 2013

Free! Revealed to the EdSurgency during the EduCon 2.5 HackJam, GOOGLE LIT TRIPS is a collection of "journeys of characters from famous literature" normally introduced in grades K-16. Not intended as a substitute for actual reading, the Lit Trips instead provide additional context for critically reflecting upon and exploring characters and themes by making real-world associations in Google Earth. Titles range from Abuela in the K-5 space to Walk Two Moons for middle schoolers, Kite Runner for high schoolers, and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man for higher education. To get started, follow the instructions in this straightforward tutorial. There are a couple of caveats: 1) You'll need to download and install Google Earth; and 2) a short survey is required before downloading any Lit Trips, though founder, Jerome Burg, promises not to share any personal information.

Free! Revealed to the EdSurgency during the EduCon 2.5 HackJam, GOOGLE LIT TRIPS is a collection of "journeys of characters from famous literature" normally introduced in grades K-16. Not intended as a substitute for actual reading, the Lit Trips instead provide additional context for critically reflecting upon and exploring characters and themes by making real-world associations in Google Earth. Titles range from Abuela in the K-5 space to Walk Two Moons for middle schoolers, Kite Runner for high schoolers, and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man for higher education. To get started, follow the instructions in this straightforward tutorial. There are a couple of caveats: 1) You'll need to download and install Google Earth; and 2) a short survey is required before downloading any Lit Trips, though founder, Jerome Burg, promises not to share any personal information.

 

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