BECAUSE LITERARY READING BRINGS WISDOM TO THE INFORMATION AGE
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." — Mark Twain
New to Google Lit Trips? Here's How to Get Started
June 23, 2016Virginia Society for Technology in Education Googlepalooza Tidewater in Hampton, VA
Presentation: Travel Through a Lit Trip by Cathy A. Maher, M.Ed.
June 27, 2016International Society for Technology in Education Conference, ISTE 2016 Denver, CO
Presentation: Gearing Up with Google Geography by GLT Global ED board member Kevin Amboe, Google Teaching Room 3:00 p.m.
July 25-26 Google's Mountain View, CA campusGoogle Lit Trips founder Jerome Burg will present multiple sessions relating to Google Lit Trips, TourBuilder, and place-based storytelling with Google mapping tools.
Students as Explorers: Using Google Earth with LiteratureEducation Week's Article on Global Learning by guest blogger Jerome Burg
What is a Google Lit Trip?Lit Trips are downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. Along the way, placemarks with pop-up windows contain "just in time" resources including relevant media, thought-provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about "real world" references in that portion of the story. Our focus is on creating engaging and relevant literary experiences for students.
Watch the video on the left for a simulation of the experience.
What's New in the GLT Library?
2016 New TitlesUntil the Last Spike, the Journal of Sean Sullivan,
a Transcontinental Railroad Worker, Nebraska and Points West, 1867 by William Durbin
The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Eugene O'Neill's Tao House by Jerome Burg
In the WorksThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che Guevara
You can now offer suggestions for new Lit Trips on the Request a Lit Trip page.
Introducing an Exciting New Concept for Literary Locations
Virtual Field Trip, Eugene O'Neill National Historic SiteWe're taking our Literary Locations Lit Trip concept to a whole new
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December 7-9, 2015LACUE 2015 Louisiana Computer Using Educators New Orleans, LA
Google and Promethean: Who would have thought that combining these two can make for an exciting, engagement-rich learning environment in any school capacity? Danette McManus, Ed.S., will be presenting on Tuesday, December 8, AXI Educational Solutions Booth, including an Overview of Google Lit Trips.
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