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Travel Through A Story Using Google's Tour Creator

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Friday, December 4, 12:00–1:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

John Houwers  
Kate McNulty  

Google Tour Creator can be used for much more than just virtual field trips. See how we used it to develop and assess language acquisition in a Spanish 1 class, through cultural explorations and following secret agents in the book "Agentes secretos y el mural de Picasso".

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
Topic: Augmented, mixed & virtual reality
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Language arts, World languages
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences addressing content standards and student technology standards.
For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Digital Citizen
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be empowered to use Tour Creator as a way to demonstrate learning through a combination of immersive photos, text and audio.
Participants will be able to help students relate to a character better by following the character through the physical settings.

Google Tour Creator was used. It is only available on desktops, laptops, and chromebooks. It must be turned on by the Google Admin of the domain.

Supporting research

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John Houwers, Whitewater Unified School
Kate McNulty, WHS Spanish

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