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Google Expeditions

Newcastle Students Take Virtual Field Trips with Google Expeditions

Posted by User Not Found on 3 March, 2016

Walk around Machu Picchu without ever leaving the classroom. Explore the moon while sitting at your desk. See underwater animals and never get wet. If you can think of it, you can explore it. Maywood Middle and Newcastle Elementary School students recently had the opportunity to explore and take virtual field trips with Google Expeditions. Google Expeditions is a new Google product that allows teachers to immerse students in experiences, bring abstract concepts to life, and give students a deeper understanding of the world beyond the classroom. The Google Expeditions viewfinders use collections of virtual reality panoramas such as 360° photo spheres, 3D images, and video with ambient sounds to transport students on field trips around the world. During these virtual field trips, teachers use annotated trip notes to highlight points of interest and help students think about what they see and learn.