Bringing the World into the Classroom

Google Expeditions Augmented Reality (AR) Program was released just a few weeks ago and already our students are thrilled with the results.
Google Expeditions Augmented Reality (AR) Program was released just a few weeks ago and already our students are thrilled with the results.
Any object from a strand of DNA to a whirling Category 5 hurricane can be brought into the classroom with Expeditions AR and students can see and walk around the object like it was right there in the classroom.
Any object from a strand of DNA to a whirling Category 5 hurricane can be brought into the classroom with Expeditions AR and students can see and walk around the object like it was right there in the classroom.
Engaging students and enhancing their curriculum with the very latest technology is on display everyday in South Huntington.
Engaging students and enhancing their curriculum with the very latest technology is on display everyday in South Huntington.
Board President Nick Ciappetta and Superintendent Dave Bennardo get to test out what all the excitement is about.
Board President Nick Ciappetta and Superintendent Dave Bennardo get to test out what all the excitement is about.

Last week Silas Wood was one of the first schools to have their students take part in the new Google Expeditions Augmented Reality (AR) Program. With Expeditions, teachers can take students on immersive, virtually augmented reality journeys.

Expeditions AR uses Google's Augmented Reality technology to map the physical classroom and then teachers are able to place 3D objects around the classroom. Students walked all around the objects, got in close to spot details, and stepped back to see the full picture.

Imagine staring into the eye of a miniature Category 5 hurricane or getting up close with a strand of DNA. With Expeditions AR, our teachers can bring the world into the classroom to help engage students with immersive lessons.

If you would like to see what our sixth-graders were seeing, check out this video from Google:

https://edu.google.com/expeditions/ar/#about