Google VR

Overview

Google offers a variety of products to experience and create virtual reality experiences for the classroom.

GUHSD Teachers can guide students through a VR lesson using Google Expeditions app and/or create virtual reality content with or for their students with Google VR Tour Creator.

To support these opportunities, GUHSD teachers can Check Out Virtual Reality Equipment to use with their students or to simply start experimenting.

Equipment Includes:

  • iPad (for teacher)
  • iPods (for students)
  • VR Headsets (for students)
  • Theta 360 photo cameras (optional - for creating VR 360 photos)

VR Content Available To Use With Your Students

Teachers can guide students through pre-made virtual reality lessons! Search over 900 available VR experiences below!

Google Arts & Culture Institute

Website that houses hundreds of collections and stories from around the world. Collections can be comprised of 360-degree images, 3D models, still images, and more from locations, buildings, and museums around the world.

Students can view 360 photos on their Chromebooks and some can be viewed with VR headsets.

Google Street View

Navigable, interactive 360-degree images of the world. Wherever you want to sightsee - you can - and at ground level!

Students can view 360 photos on their Chromebooks and some can be viewed with VR headsets.

Create Virtual Reality Content With and/or For Your Students

Build immersive, VR experience for use with Chromebooks or VR headsets. Use your own 360 photos (see Theta camera below) or use any images found in Google Street View within Tour Creator.

Teachers and students can both create their own VR content and share with others!

View Examples

Learn How to Use The Tool

Theta 360 Camera

Take 360-degree photos and use them to create customized Virtual Reality lessons/experiences with Google Tour Creator (see above).

Cardboard Camera App

Take 360-degree photos with your iPhone or Android smartphone. Use with Google Tour Creator (see above)

Making It Happen In Your Classroom

  1. Identify your Lesson Objectives / Purpose
  2. Identify Google Expedition VR content that supports your objectives / purpose.
  3. Complete the Virtual Reality Equipment Checkout Form
    • A DLC will contact you to set up an initial meeting and confirm dates and times of VR use
  4. Review the Google Expeditions Teacher Implementation Guide
    • This guide offers recommendations for creating the optimal learning environment for you and your students.
  5. Create your VR-infused lesson!
  6. Implement your lesson with/without DLC in-class support

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