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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Virtual Field Trip Via Google Glass

Fourth graders from Mrs. Durante's class had an opportunity to participate in a virtual field trip to Volcanoes National Park with fifth graders from Keeau Elementary School on the Big Island. Other participating schools were University Lab, Nanakuli Elementary, and Peterson School in Mexico City. On Monday, the fifth graders went on a field trip and shared their experiences via Google Glass. What a unique opportunity for our students and for others who participated via Google Hangout!

All students learned an oli (chant), taught by students in the Hawaiian Immersion class at Nanakuli Elementary School. The oli was to ask permission to visit the volcano. A viewer said it was a "chicken skin" moment.
Brandon Brannon from University Lab School (wearing a Google Glass) was an organizer of this collaborative project.
These are students from Peterson School in Mexico City. When our teachers shared this project via Google+ and asked if anyone wanted to join this virtual field trip, Peterson School responded. They can see an active volcano from their school. These students shared with our Hawaii students in English . . . they are true global citizens.
During the "down" time, students at each school were able to share some of their learnings so far (the project is definitely not over yet), and each school sang their school song. School pride was evident!

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