Tuesday, July 19, 2016

4 Easy Steps to Start Google Expeditions in the Classroom

1. Install the App
The Expeditions app is currently only available for Android devices but an iOS app is promised to be available soon.
Google Play 

2. Get the Kit Expeditions can be used with many of the devices schools or students already have—either smartphones with Google Cardboard or tablets in 2D full screen mode. Best Buy Education will be making Expeditions kits available for schools to purchase.
Order your Kit 

3. Connect Connect devices over the same WiFi network. Once the Guide has downloaded some Expeditions, there is no internet connectivity required to run the Expedition.

4. Select Your Adventure With more than 200 Expeditions to choose from, students can journey far and wide, learning from immersive new experiences.

Educational content providers include:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Each expedition includes:

a curated set of Virtual Reality imagery
integrated descriptions
talking points and questions

Create your own Expeditions experience with Mobile Apps:

1. Google Cardboard Go on an Urban Hike - Visit the Eiffel Tower, Venice Canals, the Old City of Jerusalem, and underwater at the Great Barrier Reef.

2. Cardboard Camera Takes 3D VR photos. Hear the sounds as they happened,and look around to see the scene in every direction. Tip: Take a 360 degree panorama while capturing sound. 

3. StreetView Use the Google Street View Camera to create your own 360 degree Photospheres.

4. Create 360 Video Start taking 360 Video with the Rico Theta (hardware to purchase) Camera and upload to YouTube to view in Cardboard.


5. Storyspheres allows you to upload 360 degree images and create audio triggers.

6. 360 YouTube Video Experience 360 Video on YouTube by searching #360 or go to the 360 channel @ 360 Videos  Cardboard not needed, just move the video around on your computer screen.

Want more? Check out Teacher Resources List Here

1 comment:

  1. Hi everyone, my names Stuart Gent and I'm a former Google Expeditions associate. I worked on the UK Pioneer Programme for over 6 months, where I visited over 100 schools, trained over 2,000 teachers and worked with 40,000 students. I've set up a business and a blog that can be found at http://www.primevr.co.uk/. It contains blog posts that share my experiences and any tips that I learnt whilst being on the programme. I've also uploaded some lesson plans that you can download and use with your students. Please don't hesitate to contact me on stuart@primevr.co.uk if you want to discuss anything VR related within schools. Thanks again, Stuart