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An Educator's Reading List of Contemporary Literature, Literacy, and Reading Issues. Visit us at http://www.GoogleLitTrips.org
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Google Geo Teacher Institute Applications OPEN!

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27 April 2017

The Google Geo Teacher Institute is always an incredible event. The GREAT news is that it is FREE. 

The IMPORTANT news is that there is a limit on number of applications to be selected. SOOOO... 

If you can get yourself here and have a place to stay, everything else is FREE. Including Breakfast and Lunch! And, if you haven't been to the GOOGLEPLEX in Mountain View, California. Oh Wow. What an experience!

This year will be beyond special as Google has been hard at work bringing Google Earth and other mapping tools to new levels of exquisite!

And yes, it's true! Google Earth on Chromebooks!!!

And, of course, besides all kinds of Google Lit Trips news, we'll be sharing incredible ways to bring Geo education to all curricular areas; all grade levels, and all passionate educators.

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Google Lit Trips - Combining Literature and Geography

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Imagine bringing the locations of stories to life for your students. With the help of Google Lit Trips, you can! This free resource gets kids excited!
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11 August 2016

Always a treat and an honor to wake up and find a kind mention of the Google Lit Trips project among my Google Alerts.

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February 2013 News From California Geographic Alliance

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Just a quickie. Proud to have been asked to write an article for this month's " Geographic Connection" the news letter of the California Geographic Alliance, a member of the National Geographic Network of Aliances for Geographic Education.

 

It's a different take on what I generally speal about when discussing the Google Lit Trips Project. 

 

 

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

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Seth Dixon's comment, March 16, 2013 7:23 PM
This Alliance coordinator from Rhode Island appreciates you linking in with you local Alliance! I just posted about GLT...it's fantastic!
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Take A Look At The Most Epic Map Blunders Throughout The Ages

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"An atlas of the world not as it ever existed, but as it was thought to be."

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11 November 2016

I love having very mixed feelings about an article I anticipate either liking or disliking. I anticipated liking this article and found much to like. However, I also found myself wondering whether there was a negative bias that bumped against my own biases leaning in different directions.

The author leans towards an understandable assumption that inaccuracy is proof of blunder or lying or mythology as a sort of triumvirate of foolish or vicious falsehood.

In an ironic twist I am attracted to the video's conclusion that, "There's always more to the story."

I probably read that conclusion quite differently from the author's intention. I believe that at the Venn crossover of fact and fiction that fiction often adds an element of a greater Truth than fact alone. Not believing so would leave me thinking that his logic would dismiss the value of not only mythology, but all fiction because by definition fiction is not true.

When the author says, “Maps have an unquestionable authority, ... We’ve always thought of them as infallible, and so it’s startling and intriguing to see how wrongly they’ve sometimes shown the world to be.”

I can not read this without hearing a contemporary self-righteous condemnation of how incredibly foolish people USED TO BE when they believed "wrongly" what they were inaccurately "shown the world to be." 

Perhaps my own bias is affected by this week's headlines where there is quite disturbing evidence regarding the extent to which people today STILL  "believe wrongly" what they have been inaccurately "shown the world to be."


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Students as Explorers: Using Google Earth with Literature

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How to use Google Earth to make literature relevant for students.
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3 March 2016

Happy to announce the publication of my blog post for  Education Week at the invitation Heather Singmaster of the Asia Society.

Register at http://www.googlelittrips.org for quick and easy access to our library of Google Lit Trips.

Reminder, Google Lit Trips resources are free.
However, you are always welcome to  to support our efforts and express your appreciation with a paypal donation. 

Short paypal URL: https://goo.gl/XtUvrc

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, March 3, 2016 3:20 PM
3 March 2016

Happy to announce the publication of my blog post for  Education Week at the invitation Heather Singmaster of the Asia Society.

Register at http://www.googlelittrips.org for quick and easy access to our library of Google Lit Trips.

Reminder, Google Lit Trips resources are free.
However, you are always welcome to  to support our efforts and express your appreciation with a paypal donation. 

Short paypal URL: https://goo.gl/XtUvrc

brought to you by GLT Global ED an educational nonprofit also known as Google Lit Trips.
Tannis Niziol's curator insight, March 14, 2016 4:22 PM
3 March 2016
 
Happy to announce the publication of my blog post for  Education Week at the invitation Heather Singmaster of the Asia Society.
 
Register at http://www.googlelittrips.org for quick and easy access to our library of Google Lit Trips.
 
Reminder, Google Lit Trips resources are free.
However, you are always welcome to  to support our efforts and express your appreciation with a paypal donation. 
 
Short paypal URL: https://goo.gl/XtUvrc
 
brought to you by GLT Global ED an educational nonprofit also known as Google Lit Trips.
Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, March 26, 2016 7:14 AM
3 March 2016

Happy to announce the publication of my blog post for  Education Week at the invitation Heather Singmaster of the Asia Society.

Register at http://www.googlelittrips.org for quick and easy access to our library of Google Lit Trips.

Reminder, Google Lit Trips resources are free.
However, you are always welcome to  to support our efforts and express your appreciation with a paypal donation. 

Short paypal URL: https://goo.gl/XtUvrc

brought to you by GLT Global ED an educational nonprofit also known as Google Lit Trips.