Tuesday, January 10, 2017

4th Graders Go On A Virtual Field Trip With Google Tour Builder!

Mrs. McKinley's 4th grade class is studying the Southwest. Students have been focused on the elements for each region of the United States - Land & Water, Climate, Products & Natural Resources, Culture and Landmarks.  This year they are tying it all together with the help of Google Tour Builder. Tour Builder gives students the opportunity to gather the digital information that they are discovering and put it together to build a tour.  As students add placemarks along their journey, that can also add text, photos, videos and hyperlinks to supporting websites. 

If students use pegman in the map view, they can zoom into street view to get an up close 360 degree view of the area. 

Students loved traveling to the Grand Canyon and even seeing inside the Carlsbad Canyons!