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"Everything we read stimulates our mind to think, and what we think determines what we desire, and desires are the seedbed of our actions. Given this iron law of human nature--from reading to thinking, to desiring, to acting--we are shaping our destiny by the ideas we choose to have enter our minds through print." - Fr. John Hardon, S.J., The Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan

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Friday, March 09, 2007

Google Earth and Literature

I've been focused more on technology than on literature for the past few days because I've been attending the 2007 Northwest Council for Computer Education conference here in Spokane. Still, I did manage to find this technology/literature connection from Will Richardson's Weblogg-ed blog:
So this is pretty cool…take the great piece of literature that you’re studying and plot out the travels of the characters on Google Earth and then, of course, share the goodness. This GoogleLit Trips site is put together by Jerome Burg in California and features Google Earth downloads for Candide, MacBeth, The Odyssey and The Aeneid among others. Just save the .kmz file to your computer, then open them up in Earth. He also has a document that shows how to format the bookmarks to add relevant information about he book.
I had the pleasure of listening to Richardson speak yesterday about using RSS and social bookmarking, and their implications on teaching and learning. Great stuff.

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