Congratulations to Jerome Burg, a phenomenal California educator, Google Certified Teacher, and Apple Distinguished Educator recently recognized as a 2010 “Microsoft Education Award Laureate” for his geo-app mashup, Google Literature Trips. This 2.5 minute video summarizes Google Lit Trips and shares a bit of Jerome’s passion for this kind of geographic, literature mashup.

Last October I had the privilege to accompany Jerome and many other outstanding educators from around the world to participate in the 21st Century Learning Conference in Hangzhou, China. Our group has been circulating emails recently after the one year anniversary of our trip, and the following photos by Carl Owens were passed around this week. Jerome is the fifth person from the left in this photo in the back, just to the right of Milton Chen.

21st Century Learning in Hangzhou: Our Team

Jerome tweeted earlier this week that big changes are coming to Google Lit Trips. I’m betting it’s going to get EVEN better! Congrats to Jerome for this new, well-deserved recognition! 🙂

See my November 3, 2009 post, “Creativity and Innovation in Chinese Society and Schools” for more background on our trip to Hangzhou last October / November. You also can check out my podcast, “Reflections on Social Media, School Change, 21st Century Learning Skills, and China.”

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