Google VR

Overview

Google offers a variety of products to experience and create virtual reality experiences for the classroom. These innovative educational opportunities have the potential to transform classroom engagement and instructional practices.

GUHSD teachers can check out VR equipment for exploration or lesson implementation using Google Cardboard VR headsets.

Equipment includes:

  1. Ipad (for teacher)
    • w/ installed Google Expeditions app
  2. Class set of iPods (for students)
    • w/ installed Google Expeditions app
  3. Printed student iPod sign-in sheets

Making It Happen In Your Classroom

EXPLORE VR EXPERIENCES

The following applications and devices can be used to explore virtual reality experiences that have already been created. These apps can be used in conjunction with the Google Cardboard VR headset to view virtuality experiences with an iPod.

  • Google Expeditions: Application that acts as a repository for over 800 virtual reality (VR) and 100 Augmented Reality (AR) experiences for users to experience (see Full List of Expeditions here). Teachers can guide students through an expedition VR lesson!
  • 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.
  • Google Street View: Navigable, interactive 360-degree images of the world. Wherever you want to sightsee - you can - and at ground level!

CREATE VR EXPERIENCES

The following applications and devices can be used to create virtual reality experiences.

MAKING IT HAPPEN IN YOUR CLASSROOM

  • Google Expeditions Teacher Implementation Guide: This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of using Google Expeditions and Google Cardboard to guide your students through virtual reality experiences.
  • Google VR Tour Creator Teacher Resource Guide: This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of: 1) Creating a VR Tour using Google VR Tour Creator and 2) Implementing the VR experience in the classroom with students.
  • VR Equipment Checkout Form: Submit a request to check out VR compatible devices (i.e. iPads, iPhones, Cardboard headsets). A District DLC will contact you to set up a time to deliver the equipment and support your individual, PLC, or department needs.

VR EQUIPMENT CHECKOUT FORM