Google Lit Trips

Google Lit Trips is a fun Web 2.0 tool where students can make a map of journeys taken by characters in a novel. 

Google Lit Trips

Google Lit Trips

Using Google Earth to create the maps, students can then upload their own map to share with others. There are a range of ‘lit trips’ already available to view, however, Google Earth must be downloaded onto your computer to view them successfully. The site has a range of tips on how to ‘build better lit trips’ and how to integrate them into the curriculum.

Google Lit Trips could be a great tool for English classes and bookclubs, with lit trips currently available from lower primary to upper secondary and beyond. Two YouTube videos show exactly how to use Google Lit Trips:

Google Lit Trips YouTube video part 1

Google Lit Trips YouTube video part 2

13 thoughts on “Google Lit Trips

  1. Oh, this is fabulous. It’s not just for students, it’s for any book tragic who loves to see where the story took place and can’t quite face trekking across the moors to do it.
    I’ve had a look at The Kite Runner, and it has changed the way I’ll remember this book forever.
    I am so gald I have subscribed to Bright Ideas because I’m always discovering all kinds of beaut things, but this one is definitely the best so far!
    Lisa Hill, Mossgiel Park PS
    http://lisahillschoolstuff.wordpress.com/

  2. Hi Lisa,

    Glad you find it useful! I know we can’t all take on everything that’s featured on Bright Ideas, but if we do get one or two great teaching and learning tools that suits us and our students, then that’s fantastic. Thanks for your support.

    Judith

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  7. Thank you Bright Ideas for so many useful hints and sites. There are some amazing and exciting programs with terrific links. This one I will definitely pass on to the English Deptartment so students can see and understand where stories come from 🙂

  8. Storybirds are great, students can make a visual story in class with their peers and then share and print their work. Fabulous tool kids will love it. I am looking forward to exploring Google Lit Trips. Thanks once again Stella.

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