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Thursday, June 22 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
GoogleTreks™: Use Google MyMaps to Deepen Learning and Engage, Empower Students

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GoogleTreks™, student-friendly web-based lessons/units, contextualize learning by bringing together text, images, videos, audio clips, charts, graphs, primary source material, podcasts, historical or scientific data, other user-created data, and more to engage and motivate digital-age learners. Teachers and students can create GoogleTreks™ using Google My Maps and numerous other Web 2.0 tools. The goal of educators creating Web-based GoogleTreks™ is to effectively integrate technology around specific subject matter. After digital-age learners become familiar with the GoogleTreks™ format and use a variety of Web 2.0 tools, they can create GoogleTreks™ that incorporate their research, photos, podcasts, or other digital data that they wish to share with others around the world. Creating GoogleTreks™ that incorporate authentic data, digital photography, voice notes, and location-based research, which learners gather and compile, is an effective way for learners to engage in problem solving, critical thinking, visual literacy, contexts for spatial and cultural differences, and communication skills. See wwwgoogletreks.org for examples. 

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Alice Christie

President's Professor Emeritus, ASU
Dr. Alice A. Christie, Arizona State University President’s Professor Emeritus, received her Ph.D. in Educational Technology and Language and Literacy from Arizona State University in 1995. She served in the College of Teacher Education and Leadership at Arizona State Universit... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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