Google Lit Trips: Cross-curricular Technology Integrated Learning Presented by: Laura Bliss, Kelly Hollenkamp, Gretchen Kassel, and Jenifer Phillips University of Missouri-Fall, 2009 ISLT-9471
Technology Integration’s Importance Article: Why Do We Need Technology Integration?
Think About it! What are some ways that you have integrated technology into your classroom’s curriculum?
Sharing Time! • Discuss ways that you’ve integrated technology into your classroom’s curriculum, with someone sitting close to you. • Share/discuss examples as a whole group
Workshop Overview • Day 1: • What are Google Lit Trips? • How Do I Use Them? • Day 2: • How Can I Tie Google Lit Trips Into My Curriculum? • Day 3: • How Do I Create a Google Lit Trip?
KWL • Google Lit Trips: • What do you Know? • What do you Want to know?
So What Are Google Lit Trips? Videos: Getting Started Tutorials
In Simpler Terms… http://www.googlelittrips.org/ Jill Castek and Jessica MangelsonBook Links, American Library Association“Lit Trips are virtual expeditions created by teachers and their students for use in classrooms. These free resources offer a unique reading experience that pairs the exploration of geography with great literature. Google Lit Trips enhance popular stories at all grade levels by taking students on a new form of road trip. Readers will enjoy visualizing scenes and activating their imaginations as texts come to life in full-color imagery.”
An Example… Possum Magic by Mem Fox Screen Shots of Lit Trip
Let’s Try One Out! Note: You must have Google Earth installed or Google Lit Trips will not work. http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/K-5/K-5.html • Go to the link above • Find a Google Lit Trip that piques your interest • Try it out-Sometimes just “playing around” is the best learning experience there is! • Find at least two new things that you really liked about your Lit Trip! • Find at least one question about Google Lit Trips you may have discovered through your experience today.
Lit Trip Discussion • What did you discover about the world during your Lit Trip exploration today? • What were some things you liked or really enjoyed about Google Lit Trips? • What are some questions you still have regarding Google Lit Trips?
So Now What? • Based on your brief experience today, what are some ways you think you might be able to use Google Lit Trips in your own classroom? • 10 Ideas • Keep these ideas fresh in your mind for tomorrow’s workshop!
Wrapping it Up • Today we discovered: • What Google Lit Trips Are • How to Use Google Lit Trips • A Generic List of Possible Ways to Use Google Lit Trips in the Classroom • Tomorrow we will discover: • How Can I Tie Google Lit Trips Into My Curriculum? • Day 3: • How Do I Create a Google Lit Trip?