Kingstone Academy Trust hosts Google Expeditions on 29th March 2017:
Students took virtual journeys to a number of places in the world to bring them to life within the classroom. Google brought smart phones loaded with the Google expedition app and Google cardboard (virtual reality googles) for students to use. Students learnt about the biomes in the Borneo rainforest, the 7 wonders of the world and the Great Barrier Reef to name but a few. Students were also immersed in journeys back in time to the Battle of Hastings and Jurassic period! Kingstone Academy Trust invited year 5 and 6 students from local primary schools: Clehonger C of E , Madley and Kingstone & Thruxton.
Mrs A Knibbs, Curriculum Lead for Computing at Kingstone Academy Trust, said “This is an innovation that can capture the imagination of students and has such great education value. Using just their smartphone, the app software and Google cardboard students can immerse themselves in virtual reality trips to anywhere. Students from primary through to senior secondary school were amazed with the 360 views of destinations and thoroughly enjoyed the journey, led by the teacher, through the destination. Teachers are able to point out places/objects of interest and also pause the expedition to allow students to engage in discussion about their journey. This technology is not only affordable for schools but enables all students to experience the journey.”
Take a peek at some of our students using the goggles below: