Today, students in Years 3 – 6 were fortunate enough to experience the Google Expeditions program. Google Expeditions uses a kit of simple Google Cardboards to create a virtual reality experience for teachers and students to explore many places around the world. Google Expeditions is currently being trialed in schools across 5 countries, and today St. Mark’s were among some of the first to go to places around the world ‘where school buses can not go’. Students had the opportunity to explore the surfaces of the Moon and Mars, scale up Mount Fuji, and explore the underwater environments of the Galapagos Islands; all of which are related to their units of inquiry. The expeditions created much wonder and excitement today, and naturally sparked many curiosities.
Did you know?: That Google Cardboard was developed by a french Google engineer as a personal Genius Hour project?
What was your favourite thing you saw, heard, or learnt about during the Google Expedition?
How do you think virtual reality could be used for learning in the future?