Google Expeditions Lands at Birchwood

Working in teams, students share their experience and excitement as the very latest in learning technology brings their curriculum alive.
Working in teams, students share their experience and excitement as the very latest in learning technology brings their curriculum alive.
Here’s to Google! After a quick mapping of their room, our students are ready for an adventure.
Here’s to Google! After a quick mapping of their room, our students are ready for an adventure.
This young man is about to descend through the eye of a spinning category 5 hurricane.
This young man is about to descend through the eye of a spinning category 5 hurricane.
Highlighting their Oceanography curriculum, students get to see creatures of the deep come alive and swim by as if they were real.
Highlighting their Oceanography curriculum, students get to see creatures of the deep come alive and swim by as if they were real.

On Monday and Tuesday of last week Birchwood students visited the Google Expeditions AR Pioneer Program. This program provided students with a special opportunity. Expeditions AR use 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.

Birchwood would like to thank our wonderful new Librarian, Cathy Schlaich, for bringing this to our school. We would also like to thank Christine Sepe and Jennifer DelGiorno, our terrific tech mentors, for leading the students through this awesome experience.