How I Use It
I’ve used Google Field Trip with students when we have been on field trips. When you turn on notifications it will notify you based on the GPS of your device when you are near something of interest. You can change the notifications between frequent, occasional, and off. You can also select one or more topics, such as architecture, historic places and events, lifestyle, cool and unique, and art and museums. From there you can select which sources you want Field Trip to pull from. For example, under Art & Museums the sources includes Art Nerd City Guides, ArtsVegas, Cartwheel, Chicago Public Art, etc. Overall it has been a fun tool for our students and myself to learn about our surrounding communities and add some fun learning to our travels.
I really love Google Field Trip. I will not travel personally or professionally without it. My students find it to be a lot of fun as well. My only complaints are that it will often times re-notifiy you of the same places you pass on a regular basis. I also think it would be a lot of fun if there was a way for students and teachers to add their own sources in a sandboxed manner.