Google's augmented reality app wows Austintown students


Although dinosaurs have not walked the Earth in millions of years, they roamed Austintown Elementary School’s gymnasium Thursday.

A few minutes later, tornados swept across the room.

The approximately 400 AES students who got to experience these unusual sights via augmented reality technology reacted with delight.

“It looks so cool,” said second-grade student Emily Champion, looking at a dinosaur superimposed onto her view of the gym.

The experience was provided by Google Expeditions, an augmented reality app Google is piloting at schools.

A Google representative visited the school Thursday to train teachers and do demonstrations with students. AES will then provide feedback to Google after using the app for teaching.

Read more about the program in Friday's Vindicator or on

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