Students Create Google Lit Trips

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Language arts teachers wanting to increase engagement and encourage discussion of book projects can use or create Google Lit Trips. Using Google Earth, students can combine multiple resources – like pictures, URLs, and videos – into placemarks.  The placemarks that the students create become a tour through  places in a book, which the students can present to the class.  Check out this podcast made by PSD’s  Ara McKelvey about students making their own Google Lit Trips at Fossil Ridge High School, a great example of using Google Lit Trips in the classroom.

Pre-made Lit trips are available for free download from Jerome Burg’s site, Google Lit Trips.  Here’s a video showcasing Jerome Burg as a Microsoft Education Award recipient in 2010.  Mr. Burg goes on to explain why he created the Lit Trips website, which is now a 501c non-profit organization.