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Students Take Virtual Field Trip Using Google Glass

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Students in the Ashwaubenon School District are using glasses to take a virtual field trip to the Neville Public Museum.

Fourth grade students at Pioneer Elementary School are doing that using Google Glass.

"This is new technology and this is the way the world is going. It's not that we want to be first in line, but we want to look for ways to motivate and engage our students," explained matt Anderson, the instructional technology coordinator.

The Ashwaubenon school district applied to be part of pilot program and was accepted.

It has two Google Glasses.

There are only about 60,000 of these special glasses in the world.

The technology specialist from Pioneer wears the Google glass and goes to different displays in the Neville and what he sees is transmitted through the Internet onto this screen and the kids see it without leaving the classroom.

"I'm looking at ways to bring the outside world into the classroom. Obviously, we'd like to bring our kids on as many field trips as possible but with education funding we don't have that opportunity," said Jamie Averbeck, technology integration specialist.

"I think it was fun because we got to see what they saw. So, from different views," said student Emily Selissen.

"it was awesome we learned a lot," added student Austyn Georgia.

The classroom isn't the only place that has to adapt.

"It's interesting how we're going to have to change because this is a reality. Museums haven't really changed a lot. They haven't evolved with the technology," said museum educator Kirsten Smith.

The staff at pioneer says it doesn't see old fashioned field trips going away, but technology like this is another way to expose kids to new things.

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