Google Arts & Culture released today a new Teacher Guide packed full of educational resources and learning materials to help teachers make the best of Arts & Culture in their curricula. I spent some time sifting through the content of this guide and found it really helpful. The guide includes “ready-to-use handouts and customizable activity templates, and compliments other popular experiences on Google Arts & Culture that were designed with educators in mind.”
The guide is divided into three main sections: Get Started, Discover Content, and Activities for Students. In the Get Started section, you will learn about what Arts & Culture is, how to navigate your way around, and how to use it with your students. In the Discover Content part, you will learn more about the content shared on Arts & Culture including the three main groupings: Collections, Themes, and Experiments. You will also get to explore the features you and your students will draw on to optimize your learning experiences as you navigate the site.
In the last section of the guide, you will find educational activities designed specifically for use with students. These include Downloadable Lessons, Applied Digital Skills (provides video-based lessons to help students complete their assignment on Arts & Culture), Customizable Activities (“support students with critical thinking and digital literacy skills as they explore the content and features on Google Arts & Culture.”), and the Guardian Guide (‘helps families and guardians get familiar with the site and app).
Check out Google Arts & Culture’s Teacher Guide and share with us your feedback.