Monday, March 26, 2012

Google Treks

While looking at the schedule for WEMTA this week I came across something called Google Treks. This site offers the use of Google Maps to create lessons in all subjects.  It was created by Dr. Alice Christie, a professor at Arizona State University. GoogleTreks allows teachers and students to place information in one easy-to-use map that places text, pictures, audio files, and video files in one place. 
Each lesson includes teacher and student pages.  The language is easy to understand and students will love browsing the place marks on the map. Lessons are organized by subject and age level. Dr. Christie has even provide a tutorial for those of us hoping to create a Trek, and a grading rubric to use with students.
This site is an inventive way to incorporate geography into any subject matter.


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