Google Expeditions has consumed my work life in the last 2 months. Our district was selected as a partner for the Google Expeditions AR program. In all, they visited 7 of our schools. At each visit students were awed by Augmented Reality technology. They saw volcanoes erupting, dinosaurs, tornadoes, and visited the Roman Coliseum. Along the way, students were empowered to provide feedback to Google about improving the app before it is released to the public. Their ideas were creative, helpful, and awe inspiring. It was powerful to witness our students excited to be apart of the process.
At the same time, I was preparing a Google Expeditions VR kit for checkout. This kit brings virtual field trips into district classrooms. It's exciting to see the positive reception from teachers around the district. In only a week, the kit has already been booked for the next month and a half. Visiting classrooms from 1st grade to 6th grade across the district.
Google has a fabulous set of lesson resources, that help teachers organize their lessons when using the kit. You can view the lessons yourself, by visiting the TES site.
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