Google Expeditions – bringing the world to the classroom #coetail

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As a child do you remember having a view-master?

View-Master

This analogue augmented-reality device enabled two generations of kids to view in three dimensions scenes from around the world from the comfort of their own home.

Fast forward a few decades and we have a new, more awesome version.

Google Expeditions.

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I see space

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsA few weeks ago I got an email from Suan Yeo, an education manager from Google, asking if my school wanted to be part of the of the Google Expeditions Pioneer Programme.

Despite a busy schedule, the only answer to being one of the first to try out a new bit of technology especially with a bunch of elementary kids is always yes.

Instead of a usual day at school, my class explored the Great Barrier reef, Antarctica and zoomed into space all while keeping their feet firmly planted on the ground in Singapore. Expeditions uses google cardboard with…

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Author: owenmcc

An aspiring best selling author, software tester and developer. A love of dabbling, and lover of words like sesquipedalian. Extremely excited about the groundbreaking work by Cambridge astronomers proving that the answer is indeed 42. Finds Vogon poetry gruntulous. Passionate about education and how we can encourage learners to "own" their learning pathways. Dreams of walking in the footsteps of Wordsworth and Ransome.

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