Lower School students experienced the Expeditions Pioneer Program from Google on Wednesday, November 2. The virtual field trips, led by their teachers, immersed students in experiences that brought abstract concepts to life and gave them a deeper understanding of the world beyond the classroom. These trips are collections of virtual reality panoramas, 360° photo spheres, 3D images and video, ambient sounds-annotated with details, points of interest, and questions that make them easy to integrate into the curriculum.
Students visited Queens, New York, the Amazon Forest in Brazil, 10 locations in the American Museum of Natural History, Angel Falls in Cambodia, Antarctica, the Aztec and Mayan Ruins and 6 Biomes.
The Wildlife Conservation Society, PBS, the American Museum of natural History, the Planetary Society, and the Palace of Versailles contributed to the development of this curriculum for students.
Google's representative asked the students for feedback on their experiences and encouraged them to share their ideas in order to enhance the program and the student experience.
Please enjoy the slideshow of the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program in action.
Episcopal is thrilled to be selected by Google to test this exciting learning tool!