Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality
Visit museums, destinations around the world, outer space, and the ocean floor without leaving the classroom!
Google and their partners have provided a collection of 360o panoramas and 3D images with annotated details, points of interest, and questions to easily integrate into the currulum. With a tablet for a guide and phones and Google Cardboard, a virtual reality viewer or existing kits you can take your students on field trips they won't forget.
- To go on an expedition, you will need a smartphone or iPod and a set of Google Cardboard or other virtual reality viewer.
- To conduct the expedition, you will need a tablet, smartphone, or iPod.
- Download the iOS app or the Android app
- If you have a large number of students going on an expedition, make sure your wireless can handle the traffic!
- There are official Google Expedition Kits available for purchase.
- The AEA also has two sets of five you can check out to use. Contact the Lending Library about availability.
Tips for beginning an Expedition:
- Make sure the devices are all charged
- Make sue all of the devices are on the same wifi
- Choose your Expedition and make sure it is downloaded to your lead device before you start
- Talk to your students about safety while wearing the devices.
- Stay seated or standing
- Don't walk around
- Be aware of your surroundings
- If your eyes are bothering, you take a break
- If possible, project a device that is following the Expedition
- If the Expedition is not loading, close the app and reload the Expedition
- If the view is blurry
- Make sure the device is aligned in the viewer correctly
- Make sure the lenses are clean
- Make sure the lenses are aligned correctly for the person wearing the headset.
Integrating into the Curriculum
Log in to the Google Training Center for help planning and implementing lessons with Expeditions
See how others are integrating Google Expeditions