BECAUSE LITERARY READING BRINGS WISDOM TO THE INFORMATION AGE
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." — Mark Twain
Google Lit Trips, Chromebooks & new Google Earth Web!
Take a look at the new Google Earth Web. It is gorgeous and brings incredible new resources to Google's mapping suite. No sooner did Google add its new web-based version of Google Earth to its mapping resources, than Eric Curts posted a blog giving step-by-step directions for viewing Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the new Google Earth.
We're very excited about the release of Google Earth for Web. However, for those with the pioneering spirit, there are a few caveats at this early stage: Google Earth for Web currently requires the use of the Chrome browser. Plans to expand to other browsers are in the works. Importing KML and KMZ files is still considered "experimental."
We are modifying existing Lit Trips to maximize the experience within Google Earth Web. Unmodified files occasionally result in a red "X" instead of custom place markers, popup windows, and embedded media may be also be affected, resulting in alignment and scrolling issues. These and other minor issues are being addressed in the coming weeks. Check back frequently, as we create an enhanced library of Lit Trips for Google Earth Web.
These Google Earth Web-compatible Lit Trip Titles are available for Registered Members only:
A Family Apart, Joan Lowry Nixon
Make Way For Ducklings, Robert McCloskey
Google Geo Teacher Institute 2017
July 17–19th 2017
Google Headquarters, Mountain View, CA
2017 Google for Education: Concord Summit
Carondelet High School
1133 Winton Dr, Concord, CA 94518 USA
Saturday, August 5th, 2017
Information and Registration
Google Lit Trips: Reading Our World
Crossing Global and Curricular Borders with the New Google Earth
Building virtual place-based projects with Google Mapping Tools
New to Google Lit Trips? Here's How to Get StartedDownload pdf Getting Started with Google Lit Trips.
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 (for Registered Members only)?
New TitlesA Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Until 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 Works"The Nose" by Nikolai Gogol
Stories from the Silk Road by Cherry Gilchrist
You can now offer suggestions for new Lit Trips on the Request a Lit Trip page.
An Educator's Reading List
GLT at The Tech Awards 2010