"We should use these every day!” My Day with #GoogleExpeditionsThursday, November 5, 20152:00 PM
Not only was the experience engaging and immersive, but had such untapped educational potential. Students can go under the sea, to outer space, and back in time. We can explore the world of an engineer and experience future career options. English and social studies students visit World War II sites to learn about our history. And what if we could go further: inside a body or a cell? Or even more powerful, what about the inevitable day when we can create our own Expeditions and share our community with the world.
When Google announced the Expeditions Pioneer program, where they would visit schools to test the product, I jumped on the opportunity, and today the magical day has come. Eighteen classes, including every subject area, will participate today, exploring dozens of virtual fieldtrips. The response so far?: “We should use these every day!”
Below, find some pictures and video of our day. Next, I plan to have my students and participating teachers give feedback about Expeditions and how it could be used in their education. My students are also tweeting about Expeditions they would like to create (check #SchoenTell and #OssiningPride for more). Next week, I plan to share their feedback and learning so you can hear from students about how awesome the experience truly is. I’ve heard about and experienced a lot of new technology in education, and with its low cost and incredible potential, #GoogleExpeditions is truly a game changer.
Who was nauseous? 1st pic. Who wants to do it again? 2nd pic. 2nd picture wins! #OssiningPride #GoogleExpeditions pic.twitter.com/B2yXMLr0iJ— Adam Schoenbart (@MrSchoenbart) November 5, 2015
If I can make a #GoogleExpedition to anywhere it would be to any mlb stadium , preferably one I haven't been too. #OssiningPride— ryan teodora (@Ryan_teodora13) November 5, 2015
Today in English we used #GoogleExpeditions to travel around the world! #SchoenTell #OssiningPride pic.twitter.com/qDCQ8qkLRc— Steven C. (@schambers216) November 5, 2015
#GoogleExpeditions #OssiningPride #SchoenTell if i could have a google expedition, I would go to times square on new years— celia ♡ (@celiarxse) November 5, 2015
What a great experience for students. @MrSchoenbart @jluft1 #GoogleExpeditions OssiningPride #Schoentell pic.twitter.com/M92pEaOHRc— Mrs. Kelly Douai (@knv80) November 5, 2015
Mr. Albrecht may not be an astronaut but today his students went to Mars #GoogleExpeditions #OssiningPride pic.twitter.com/3lSDeb2NTf— Adam Schoenbart (@MrSchoenbart) November 5, 2015