Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Virtual Field Trips via Google Cultural Institute

The Google Cultural Institute is a free virtual museum that brings together millions of artifacts from multiple museums and galleries from all over the world. Educators can now design, create, and share specific galleries, providing access to virtual field trips. The Google Cultural Institute is available from any device. If using a mobile device, users can access the application Arts & Culture on both iOS and Android devices. Featured projects include Historic Moments, World Wonders, and Google's Art Project.

The Google Cultural Institute in Action: Students in a high school social studies course create a virtual exhibit surrounding World War II events to include specific primary artifacts related to the Holocaust, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the German invasions, and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima. Peers visit, review and comment on student museum galleries to provide feedback.

BISD Digital Learning Platform: The Google Cultural Institute provides an interactive platform in which students can create authentic tasks and products that are shareable to an extended community.

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