This article was originally published on December 4th, 2017. It has been updated with new links and information.
Are off-campus field trips out of your school’s budget? Not anymore! With Google Arts & Culture, you and your students can experience the best examples of art & culture from around the world without ever having to leave the classroom. Learn how to use this tool in your classroom to expose your students to the greatest art and cultural excursions the world has to offer.
Many teachers are familiar with the abundance of Google free tools.
Hi, I’m Deb from Learners Edge.
I wanted to make sure that you knew everything about this great new tool, like how to bring the artist, the locales, and historic events right to your students’ fingertips. Recently, I was lucky enough to visit the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. I was amazed at seeing how Van Gogh’s art changed so significantly over the course of his lifetime.
You and your students don’t have to go to Amsterdam to discover this any longer.
Let me show you.
When you navigate to Google Arts and Culture, notice all the things you can explore–artists, mediums, art movements, historical events, historical figures, places. When I select Artists and select Van Gogh, I have the option of sorting by popularity, timeline, or even color. With the few clicks of a mouse, you can easily see how Van Gogh’s work has evolved over time.
Google Arts and Culture allows you to explore everything from the Taj Mahal to astronaut John Glenn and the 9/11 attacks. It provides a ton of videos and visuals in an easy-to-navigate format to help enhance your students’ learning.
We hope you and your students will explore this great tool.
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