Google Lit Trips

I like Google Lit Trips.  It helps visually orient readers to locations in a book that can be somewhat confusing.  As Google Earth’s capabilities grow, I hope the current trips will be updated to include even more detail.  I also plan to periodically check the site for new Google Lit Trips for other books that I am either teaching or reading.

I’ve created a video using Camtasia screen recording software to explain Google Lit Trips and demonstrate it. This software was quite a challenge for me, but I’ll leave that review for another post.

The video has been uploaded to my educational YouTube channel.

The video is copyrighted using Creative Commons.


Google Lit Trips — 4 Comments

  1. Hello Kat,
    This is Jerome Burg, founder of Google Lit Trips. I don’t know why I didn’t catch your video earlier, but I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your interest and kind words. One tip I always give people is to click a placemarks icon before click the blue text link for the placemark. This allows the viewer to actually see the flight from one location to the next before clicking the blue text to see the pop up window. There’s something sort of magical about seeing the flight from one placemark to the next that helps with the “suspension of disbelief” so viewers begin to feel as though they are there “inside” the story as though they were traveling right along with the characters.

  2. Thank you for the comment. I appreciate feedback and suggestions on improving my teaching resources I hope to re-cord it some day to eliminate any static. Please keep me informed of any new education-worthy subjects and I”ll be happy to post them on this blog!

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