Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Google Lit Trips show students the places they read about


Google Lit Trips show students the places they read about

Taken from ASCD Smart Briefs

Educators at a New York school used Google Lit Trips, which combines Google Earth satellite images and literature, to enhance learning. Fifth-graders read "The Family Apart" and were able to use the Google images to follow the path of the Orphan Train, used to move homeless and abandoned children during the 19th century. One library-media specialist said students were enthusiastic about the exercise. "I've never seen them so intent," she said. "This got them to deeper learning." Edutopia magazine (9/2009)



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