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Google Launches Connected Classrooms

by Robert Coats on November 7, 2013

With budget cuts in school districts across the country, field trips are beginning to go the way of the dinosaurs.

Google decided that if students leave the classroom to go on field trips, why not bring the field trips to the students there in the classroom. Today, Google is launching Connected Classrooms which provides students with virtual field trips via Google+ Hangouts to places like the Seattle Aquarium, San Diego Zoo, The Smithsonian, Philadelphia Museum of Art, NASA and a growing list of other education experiences across the country.

According to Google:

“Connected Classrooms is a program from the G+ Education team to provide teachers with the resources to connect their students with experiential learning opportunities, like virtual field trips, on Google+. With internet access, webcams and inquisitive minds, the possibilities are endless.”

Without a doubt, teachers and educators should look into this great resource to bring the World to their classrooms.


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