Tech Double Shot!

TWO TECH IDEAS TO START OFF YOUR WEEK

Issue #8 - Travel Issue - April 4th, 2016

Your Barista: Matt Moran


Welcome back from a nic, long Spring Vacation!


Did you get to travel for some R & R? Or did you stay-cation in NYC? I mean, why travel when the pages of a book can take you anywhere, right?


As we return to school, I hope we can also find ways to include the learning, discovery, and fun of traveling in our work as educators.

Shot 1: Lit Trips

Via the Google Lit Trip website


What is a Google Lit Trip?

"Lit Trips are downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. Along the way, placemarks with pop-up windows contain "just in time" resources including relevant media, thought-provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about "real world" references in that portion of the story. Our focus is on creating engaging and relevant literary experiences for students."


Lit Trips exist for many books as well as historical events. Check them out for another way to bridge the gap between the text on the page and the larger world.


Coming one day soon: Lit Trips in virtual reality...

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SHOT 2: TRAVEL TO THE FINAL FRONTIER

Need a new travel destination? Check out these NASA space tourism posters to destinations where no one has gone before.


As NASA resources, these are also 100% in the public domain. Enjoy the artwork! It belongs to you, taxpayers!


Hope you already have your NASA application in, though. Otherwise, it may be a long time before you make your flight Titan.

Hope you enjoyed Tech Double Shot!

Have a great week!