We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Google for Education on their already world-renowned Google Expeditions.
Virtual reality is an incredible learning tool that helps teachers create immersive learning experiences for pupils of any age or ability. Google Expeditions allow teachers to take their classes on virtual field trips, using either smart phones with Google Cardboard, or tablets in 2D full-screen mode.
The collection of 360° panoramas and 3D images (annotated with details, points of interest, and questions) immerse students in experiences that provide contextual learning and a deeper understanding of the world beyond the classroom.
As part of providing content for 50 expeditions, we will be working with the Roald Dahl Estate, the Royal Air Force, Aston Martin and others on a range of exciting new learning adventures, including:
- Uncovering the burial place of Richard III
- Exploring the fascinating Mary Rose
- Flying faster than the speed of sound in a euro fighter jet
- Experiencing the remarkable everyday work of a surgeon
- Playing James Bond in an Aston Martin DB11
- Being transported inside a nuclear fusion reactor
We will also be creating 20 career expeditions, offering first-hand insight into a range of jobs that students may not come across in everyday life, as well as 150 lesson plans to support teachers in delivering Expedition-based lessons.
We would normally love to finish by asking “What are you teaching today?” but perhaps the more relevant question is, “Where are you teaching today?”