App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.
Title: Google Treks
Summary: Cool tool uses maps to create fun projects, could use some updating
Pros: Gives teachers and kids a free and easy-to-use way to collect multimedia Web resources for a project or an entire unit.
Cons: Treks are of varying quality and lack a consistent set of features; the tutorial seems out of date.
Bottom Line:The site offers a good variety of subjects and grade levels, but project quality across the site could use more consistency.
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