Google Expeditions were Amazing!

Google Expeditions were Amazing!

Equipped with a selfie stick, a cell phone, and a new app from Google, our students were able to view and explore moving tectonic plates, famous artwork from the Renaissance, and various locations in Ancient Rome without ever leaving their classroom. On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Bert Corona Charter School students had the opportunity to explore Google’s new Expeditions AR (Augmented Reality) app with the help of a Google employee. Google Expeditions AR uses augmented reality technology to map the physical classroom and place virtual 3-D objects around the room. The students can then explore and interact with these objects through a cell phone camera. Augmented reality is the same technology that the popular game Pokémon Go uses. This was a very exciting opportunity for our students to bring objects from the outside world into their classrooms. The students were also some of the first in the country to try the new app and offer their feedback on ways to improve the app once it is released sometime next year. After participating in their class AR expedition many of our students commented that they can not wait to download the Expeditions AR app and continue to explore new and exciting things!