3 Tips for Teachers

How to use Google Arts & Culture for lesson planning, interactive learning, and more

By Google Arts & Culture

London Stories (2018) by Julia AllumLondon Transport Museum

Though the contemporary classroom is a virtual one, learning can still be brought to life! Teachers and students can use the tools and content of Google Arts & Culture to educate, enjoy, and be inspired! Here's how...


1. Plan Your Lessons

"Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today", said Malcolm X. With Google Arts & Culture, you can prepare futures right now. Check out Downloadable Lesson Plans to learn science with superheroes, walk with dinosaurs, discover our extreme planet, and more.

Archduke Leopold William in his Gallery at Brussels (1650/1652) by David Teniers the YoungerKunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Before diving into the vast resources available, teachers can create a gallery of favorite images for later reference, or to structure their own lesson plans. Students can also use this feature to save their favorite artworks, stories, or experiences as they go.

2. Bring learning to life with Street View tours and more

With Google Arts & Culture, the classroom can come alive. Together, classes can take a field trip to ancient Rome with Street View (click and drag to explore the Colosseum here)...

...or bring the trip indoors and explore the wonders of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. In fact, there are over 50 dedicated museums with guided annotations available to tour in the Museum View function.

Study of Platform Nine and Three-Quarters by Jim Kay, for The Philosopher’s StoneThe British Library

Students can travel to the real life literary locations that inspired everyone's favorite books, from Harry Potter to Hemingway...

What Miles Did For Music: Interview with SFJAZZ Collective Trumpeter Sean Jones (2016-05-17) by SFJAZZSFJAZZ Center

...watch video content and discover how iconic trumpeter Miles Davis revolutionized music...

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Installation photo from the Barbican's AI: More than Human exhibition, featuring Hiroshi Ishiguro's Alter (2019/2019) by Barbican CentreBarbican Centre

You can also discover the future by learning about Artificial Intelligence, or use augmented reality to delve all the way back to the beginning of life itself; the Big Bang! These are just a few of the almost limitless ways in which you can bring learning to life.

Rhomaleosaurus - Back to Life in Virtual RealityThe Natural History Museum

3. Engage with interactive learning tools

Students can take active roles in learning with engaging lesson tools, whether it's a click-and-drag deep-dive into the world of the Sea Dragon in 360 degrees...

Art Transfer

If you're holding a creative class, you can also use Art Transfer to project art onto the world around you. Ever wondered what the view out of your window would look like if Van Gogh painted it?

London Stories (2018) by Julia AllumLondon Transport Museum

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