District Annual Education Report
Google Expeditions is a free app for Android or iOS devices – which allows a teacher (or student) to lead a guided tour others can follow. It is designed to work best with a leader on a tablet (iOS or Android) and participants following on a smartphone placed into a Google Cardboard VR headset. There are over 450 Expeditions and more added each week. Each expedition includes multiple 360° scenes and a set of guiding questions. Most tours are created by Google content partners, however, Google has approved the creation of a virtual tour by middle school students from Muskegon Public Schools. The tour will tell the life of a “submariner” aboard the USS Silversides submarine. 360° photos taken with a special camera will create the foundation for the story, showcasing 8 separate scenes on the submarine. Students are working with museum staff to tell the story of the crew, create questions for each scene, and select historic photos. Mr. Kamysek and Mr. Hector at Muskegon Middle School are lead teachers for this project. The completed tour will go to Google for approval with anticipation of the tour being added by the end of May.
A special thank you to Andy Mann, MAISD Instructional Technology Consultant who is guiding our teachers and students through the project.