Techbytes by Keri Reno, Technology Integration Coodinator
This week we were lucky enough to have Google Expeditions pay us another visit. Two years ago Google brought its Virtual Reality Cardboard to us. Through their VR students were immersed in oceans and deserts. This year they brought their Augmented Reality which is currently not released. Augmented Reality allows us to manipulate objects in space. Students in second and third grade were able to look at and explore the phases of the moon, see ancient Roman artifacts, and get up close with invertebrates. The expeditions they went on directly linked with Core Knowledge Curriculum that they are learning about. It is exciting for students to get to experience this type of reality as it allows them to gain a new perspective of what they are learning and also see career paths that are emerging every day. To see some photos of the event check out your school’s PSP Facebook page or click here. We hope to have Google visit us again so we can share their AR technology with more of our students.
Keri Reno brought Google Expeditions to our 4th grade class using Virtual Reality on the students’ iPads. They looked at volcanoes, Mount Everest and went underwater!