Explore over 200 immersive virtual trips using google expeditions. Download from the app store via:
“Google Expeditions is a virtual reality teaching tool that lets you lead or join immersive virtual trips all over the world — get up close with historical landmarks, dive underwater with sharks, even visit outer space!
Built for the classroom and small group use, Google Expeditions allows a teacher acting as a “guide” to lead classroom-sized groups of “explorers” through collections of 360° and 3D images while pointing out interesting sights along the way.”
– Google Expeditions
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You’ll need a lead smartphone and some google cardboards (£15), which students will put their smart phones inside.
The tutor or student in charge of the lead smart phone opens the app and chooses to be a guide, to lead the expedition, where as the students open the app and choose to follow and be an explorer.
Screenshot from the Google Expeditions iOS app
Once the students are following the lead, they place their devices into a VR headset, e.g. Google Cardboard.
Image from Google Expeditions
The lead chooses a destination to explore and downloads the scenes. Picking a suitable scene the lead presses play to begin guiding. The lead receives key information about the location and some questions to give the explorers. Some key focal points are available to give the explorers a focus, with the lead also able to double click on their device to give alternative focal points for discussion.
…Explore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from the comfort of your classroom.