Camp Google

This turns the whole notion of sending your kid to summer camp to a new level.  Instead of driving to the drop off point and then picking them up at the end of the day, what happens when camp goes online?

That’s what will happen at Camp Google.

And, with the camp being online, being in one place with everyone else at the same time really doesn’t matter.  No Google account is needed to attend and all are encouraged to participate.

With all the rain this summer, it may be just the answer for the day rather than staring out the window watching the drops.

The promotional video above certain does entertain the notion of inquiry.

There are four big themes:

  • Ocean
  • Space
  • Nature
  • Music

It looks like Google has partnered with National Geographic, NASA, The National Park Service, and the Khan Academy to provide this opportunity for students.  It’s free, led by experts, and anyone can attend.  Maybe this kid will too.  After all, you can earn badges.

This looks like a wonderful opportunity for kids and, hopefully, the resources will be left online for anyone to use outside the summer camp.

OTR Links 07/09/2015

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