To assist teachers and parents in educating kids at home, Google has today announced the availability of Learn with Google Arts & Culture, a dedicated gateway that brings together “stories, knowledge and treasures” from different cultural institutions around the world. The web giant said that the gateway is suited to online education which has taken off since lockdowns came into force around the world.
The gateway contains lots of activities, virtual tours to famous sites around the world, downloadable offline lessons, interactive videos and more. There is also a short section for teachers who may have found the gateway and want to learn how best to present the information on the website to their students.
The content available isn’t just historical paintings and other artworks, it includes lots of other cultural materials including topics such as History, Computing, Music, Literature, Chemistry, Biology & Natural History, and Geography. The content is interesting too in that it offers users something they just cannot get in a typical museum, for example, one of the videos brings to life the Rhomaleosaurus while the user pans around to see it swim by.
Google said that this learning gateway is just a first step and that it’ll be adding new lesson plans and materials which will be made available as more museums join the platform and share their repertoire of artefacts.