As a professional development trainer, I use GoogleTreks™ as a perfect example of how to incorporate Web 2.0 tools into the classroom in a meaningful way. Currently, I'm working with a small group of teachers who are pursuing a masters degree in instructional technology. We have been examining different ways to bring Web 2.0 tools into the classroom on a meager budget and with limited resources. GoogleTreks™ has been one of our favorite tools. Take a look at some of my favorites (of course they come from some of my students):
- Titanic: An Interactive GoogleTrek Timeline by Shane Butler
- Bach's Walks by Eric McAllister
- Walk Like An Egyptian by Cynthia Wulfsberg
If you're looking to transform some of your lessons into web-based, student centered activities, try creating your own GoogleTreks™. Your students will love it.