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

GoogleLitTrips Reading List's insight:
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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Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the New Google Earth

Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the New Google Earth | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
See how to run Google Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the new Google Earth and make stories come alive.
GoogleLitTrips Reading List's insight:
19 April 2017

THIS IS BIG!!! We’re very excited about this new development. 

No sooner did Google add it’s new web-based version of Google Earth (https://earth.google.com/web/) to its mapping resources, than Eric Curts posted this article providing step-by-step directions for viewing Google Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the new Google Earth.  

For the curious and those with the pioneering spirit, Curts does point out  a few minor caveats at this early stage. 

• The new Google Earth Web currently only works when using Chrome browser on computers and Chromebooks. Plans are to expand access to other browser are in the works and should appear soon. 
• Importing KML and KMZ files is still considered “experimental.” 
• There are a few minor bumps that need to be worked out as the KML/KMZ import function is refined. Among those bumps are: 
   - custom place markers are not yet appearing popup windows sometimes don’t quite fit screen view 
   - occasional issues with embedded media 
These and other minor issues will be addressed in the coming weeks. 
 Take a look at the new Google Earth Web. (https://earth.google.com/web/). It’s gorgeous and brings incredible new resources to Google’s mapping suite.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, April 20, 2017 3:57 PM
This is great! I always love to see innovations that help the reader envision the story!