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Friday, November 6, 2015

Google Tour Maker-A powerful new tool

Google has created an awesome new tool called Tour Builder. Think Google Slides+Google Maps/Earth w/videos, text and pics. It's simple to use and gives you the opportunity to create and tell a story, rich with images, text and YouTube videos that are tied to places. Since we are working hard to find ways to encourage students to create authentic products that can be shared and viewed globally, Tour Builder fills a niche with application across all subjects. It could be used to tell the story in a novel-a "book report," document a vacation, field trip, historical event(s), news story, etc. Tour Builder fits perfectly with any story that has a component involving geography and it's easy-of-use makes it extremely accessible. It's a winner and hopefully it's here to stay. To see are really cool example, check out this tour looking at coral reefs using Google Street View UNDERWATER!  

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