Facebook LinkedIn twitter googleplus Scoopit vimeo

Tech Awards

Goldman Sachs

The World PRI

"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.

Update for Google Earth for Web users only

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
A Long Walk to Water, Linda Sue Park
A Small Dog's Big World, Irene Kelly
A Walk in London, Salvatore Rubbino
Abuela, Arthur Dorros
Anne Frank:  Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank
Are We There Yet?, Alison Lester
Big Anthony: His Story, Tomie DePaola
Brothers in Hope, Mary Williams
Bud, Not Buddy, Christopher Paul Curtis
By the Great Hornspoon, Sid Fleishman
Esperanza Rising, Pam Muñoz Ryan
Fever 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson
Flotsam, David Wiesner
Frankenstein, Mary Shelly
Going Home, Margaret Wild
Lost!, David McPhail
Macbeth, Shakespeare

Make Way For Ducklings, Robert McCloskey
My Brother Sam is Dead, Christopher Collier & James Lincoln Collier
Night, Elie Wiesel
Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
Pedro's Journal, Pam Conrad
Possum Magic, Mem Fox
Remote Man, Elizabeth Honey
Riding Freedom, Pam Muñoz Ryan
Sam Patch Daredevil Jumper, Michael Allen Austin
The Aeneid, Virgil
The Armadillo From Amarillo, Lynne Cherry
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
The Odyssey, Homer
The Slave Dancer, Paula Fox
The Watsons Go To Birmingham 1963, Christopher Paul Curtis
Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech
We All Went on Safari, Laurie Krebs


Summer Conferences

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 Started

Download pdf Getting Started with Google Lit Trips.

Students as Explorers: Using Google Earth with Literature

Global Learning Image   Education 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 Titles

A 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

© 2006 – 2018 GLT Global ED  |  Google Lit Trips is not affiliated with, nor sponsored by, Google Inc.  |  Revised December 26, 2017 12:11 PM