Field trips are always a favorite class memory for every student, especially at Most Holy Trinity School (MHT). While nothing replaces the experience hopping on the bus for a field trip, Google Expeditions provides a unique opportunity for learning. Seeing the brilliant ways teachers integrate Virtual Reality (VR) in their classes have taught us so much already, and we’re excited to see what possibilities Augmented Reality (AR) brings. This Google AR Pioneer Program allows us to access the world in the classroom. Firth grade teacher Jonathan Ishii loves this program since it brings in limitless learning for everyone, combines education technology, and equity in these spaces for knowledge.
Contrasting from virtual reality, which typically uses a screen and headset to make users feel as if they’re in a different place, augmented reality overlays objects into the existing environment. One example of augmented reality would be “Pokémon Go.”
Students at MHT explored different programs led and chosen by the teacher’s phone via QR codes. The 3D objects displayed on the screen are designed to bring subjects to life.