We introduced Google Arts & Culture last winter, but there have been many updates since it was first released so it seemed like a good time to revisit this awesome free resource.
First off, you may have heard of the Google Arts & Culture feature that lets you match your face to a famous painting that went viral over last weekend. If you would like to join in on the fun, download the app if you haven’t already and scroll down until you see the Is your portrait in a museum? function and take and submit your photo (I did a screenshot to grab my image when complete by pressing and holding the off and the home buttons at the same time).
Beyond this fun activity you can still virtually explore many museums from several countries around the world via a browser or with their free iPad app. The zoom views and virtual tours allow you to experience many of the world’s greatest treasures and landmarks and they are constantly adding to the collection. This timely new addition helps users celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by exploring a dynamic historical collection of his sermons, speeches and correspondences.
Google Arts and Culture is the perfect thing to try if you are looking to amplify one of your lessons with a real view related to your curriculum. If you would like help giving this a try with your class please contact the tech department.