Turning Point School was thrilled to be one of the pioneer schools to experience Google Expeditions in our Levels 3, 4, and 6 classrooms earlier this week. Google Expeditions is a virtual reality platform built for the classroom. It allows teachers to take their classes on virtual field trips, immersing students in experiences that bring abstract concepts to life giving students a deeper understanding of the world beyond the classroom.
With the help of virtual technology, Turning Point students visited and learned about the Seven New Wonders of the World, explored the Underwater Caribbean, Antarctica, and more. Students seemed especially fascinated with the virtual technology tour of The White House, where they paused to appreciate a Georgia O’Keeffe over one of the fireplace mantels!
While nothing replaces hopping on a bus for a Study Tour or Class Trip, Expeditions provide an unparalleled opportunity for supplemental learning. Seeing the brilliant ways teachers integrated virtual reality in their classrooms has taught us so much already.