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PPS Students To Go on Virtual Field Trips

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PPS Students To Go on Virtual Field Trips
Posted on 04/12/2016
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Students at Deering High School and at East End Community School will be learning this week how to explore the world via Google Expeditions, a new product that allows teachers to take their classes on virtual field trips to places hard or impossible to get to by school bus. For example, students can explore coral reefs, visit the San Diego Zoo and peer into volcanoes around the world, all in colorful virtual reality detail.

The schools have volunteered to participate in the no-cost Google Expeditions Pioneer Program, in which company representatives come to selected schools with a free box of equipment for teachers and students so they can go on the journeys: a tablet for the teacher, and cardboard viewers and phones for students. The team will show teachers and students how Expeditions works. Next, the teacher selects a destination, and the entire classroom jumps there automatically.

Google teams will be at the East End Community School all day on Thursday, April 14, and at Deering High School on Friday, April 15.