Monday, 16 November 2015

Google Expeditions


Today, the students at Berkley were extremely fortunate - we had the opportunity to trial Google Expeditions as they introducing their programme to New Zealand.  If you're wondering what this is, here is an explanation:


When Room 10 went on an expedition today, we started off by visiting and following a free climb up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in the USA.  Following this, we went underwater and learned about a variety of sea creatures. Finally, we took a short tour around the canals of Venice.  In each place, the teacher is able to direct students to points of interest, and share information with them.

I would love to show you photos of Room 10's expedition, but unfortunately, I was so engrossed that taking photos completely slipped my mind.  Here are some photos from another expedition I led for Room 1...


It was interesting that the students chose to sit down when the staff didn't this morning:


There was an article on Stuff about the visit today (although it was the whole school, not just 24 students). Here's the article.

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