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The Scoop on Google Expeditions Pioneer Program

Jayne Miller wrote this on Oct 2, 2015


The weekly edtech headlines were solid this week. For starters, we're obviously reading about Google Expeditions, a new virtual reality system for classrooms. Google's new Pioneer Program offers schools from around the globe "Expedition kits" to go places where "school buses can't go."

Honestly, the experience looks quite beautiful; 100 trips have already been developed by Google and its partners, spanning from the Coral Reef to Machu Picchu. You can read more about the program in the story by Education News below.

We also recommend getting to this EdSurge piece on classroom design (and how that design might look a lot like Starbucks). Another good one is MindShift's story on leveraging the glory that is Minecraft in the classroom. 

There's too much good stuff to read this week; all of these are worth a click. 

Google Expeditions to Bring Virtual Field Trips to the Classroom | Education News

For the Hesitant Teacher: Leveraging the Power of Minecraft | MindShift

Why the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks | EdSurge

How Humans Can Win the Race Against the Machines | The Wall Street Journal

Helping Students Become Better Online Researchers | Edudemic

What It’s Like to Be an Instructional Coach | Cult of Pedagogy

The Bare Minimum Of Technology Integration | TeachThought

Why Having Technology in the Classroom Doesn't Always Boost Education Results | Cool Cat Teacher

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Topics: Weekly Roundup