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The Tech Awards laureate 2010: Jerome Burg

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Published on Oct 27, 2011

Jerome Burg

Category:
Microsoft Education Award

Country:
USA
http://www.googlelittrips.com

Google Lit Trips allows users to gain appreciation for the distances and terrain in literature by using Google Earth to create downloadable files.

The importance of providing global awareness, citizenship, and responsibility to students today is vital. Preparation for facing challenges in these rapidly changing times is a daunting task, and educators continually struggle with ways to motivate students to read literature.

Google Lit Trips has created a scalable model for helping educators around the world hone reading skills. By combining the best of the free software movement and the open educational content movement, developers can easily add photos and links at given locations, resulting in a highly motivational and innovative tool.

About The Tech Museum
The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum-located in the Capital of Silicon Valley -is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the present and encourages the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future.

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