Virtual Reality

Overview

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

GUHSD Teachers can:

  • guide students through a pre-made virtual reality lessons using Google Expeditions
  • create virtual reality experiences 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 360 photos)

EXPERIENCE Virtual Reality Content

Teachers can guide students through virtual reality lessons! A "Guide" (teacher) leads "participants" (students) through points of interest (POI) within a series of 360 image environments called an "expedition."

VR Expeditions contain a series of 360-degree images, scripted informational content and comprehension questions. Guide also has options to direct students to specific areas within an image and annotate the image. Content is available across all content areas. The Google Expeditions App will allow us to do this!

There are over 900 VR and AR expeditions to search from. Search the database below!

Digital Learning Coaches (DLCs) are available for in-class support and lesson development

Find Virtual Reality Content to Use With your Students

Google Expeditions Teacher Resource Guide

OTHER 360-DEGREE IMAGE OPTIONS

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

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

CREATE Virtual Reality Content

Build immersive, 360-image experiences with your Chromebooks! Use your own 360 photos (see Theta camera below) or use any images found in Google Street View to make your VR Tour.

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

Ready to Make it Happen or Experiment with the Equipment?

Questions? Want to ideate?

OTHER SUPPORT HARDWARE / SOFTWARE

Theta 360 Camera

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

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

Making It Happen In Your Classroom

Process

  1. Identify your Lesson Objectives / Purpose
    • Refer to your content objectives
    • Check out the lesson samples (right) to get some ideas!
  2. Identify how you will use VR in your lesson:
      • Guide students through a VR experience using Google Expeditions VR content?
      • Have students create their own VR content using Google Tour Creator (see above)?
  3. Check VR Equipment Availability by browsing the VR Use Calendar (see below).
  4. Complete the Virtual Reality Equipment Checkout Form (see below).
    • A DLC will contact you to follow up.
  5. Create your VR-infused lesson!
  6. Implement your lesson with/without DLC in-class support.

Digital Learning Coaches (DLCs) are available for in-class support and lesson development!

VR Sample Lesson (Engage)
In this lesson, the teacher uses Google Expeditions VR at the beginning of the content lesson to build prior knowledge and engage students in the lesson topics and concepts.
VR Sample Lesson (Explore / Apply)
In this lesson, the teacher uses Google Expeditions VR during the the lesson to support and deepen student understanding of lesson concepts.
Additionally, the teacher uses Google Tour Creator to have students demonstrate their understanding of and apply knowledge of lesson concepts.
In this lesson, the teacher uses Google Expeditions about Cinco de Mayo to build cultural connections and content understanding for his Spanish Language class.
R&J New Scene VR
In this lesson, the teacher uses Google Expeditions VR at the beginning of the content lesson to build prior knowledge and engage students in the lesson topics and concepts.
Additionally, the teacher uses Google Tour Creator to have students demonstrate their understanding of and apply knowledge of lesson concepts.

VR Equipment Use Calendar

Dates and times listed are NOT AVAILABLE

VR Equipment Checkout Form

SUPPORT