In the Desert Meadows classroom, students watched as dinosaurs sat atop the desks, they entered the eye of a tornado, and also took a tour through space. It was all part of Google’s Augmented Reality (AR) Pioneer Program in which students take virtual field trips.
Using AR technology, teachers select a module and place 3D objects in the physical classroom. By holding a programmed smart phone up to a coded sheet of paper, students can walk around objects and move in close to see details.
The Expeditions AR program allows teachers to bring the world into their classrooms, helping engage students with immersive lessons that aligned with grade level standards.