How To Use This In The ClassroomThe entire GCI is massive and worth trying out all the experiments Google is undertaking. Be sure to check back regularly and get inspired to do some innovative virtual tours of artwork, explore new places around the globe, and more.
Key InfoThe GCI is a little-known tool that more educators should try out. It's expanding on a regular basis so it's worth bookmarking!
What Teachers Should KnowTry out every single one of these tools in the GCI before using them in the classroom. Some of the tools require a lot of tweaking and work to get them how you wish. After that, it's off to the races!
What Students Should KnowThese are some great tools for project-based learning. I'd recommend using things like the Google Map Maker in your next geography project.
ProsThe Google Cultural Institute houses about a dozen incredible web tools. Each leverages a powerful Google tool and makes it more accessible to educators and students. What could be better than that?
ConsYou have to have a Google account to take full advantage of most of these products in the GCI. However, it's easy to setup and you can use a generic account (gmail address) that's not your personal email should you wish.
The Official Description
Learn more about historic moments from the last century with photos, manuscripts, archived letters, and first-hand video testimonials. Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces.
Create your own galleries and share favorite finds with friends.