Watch this video and see how students can travel the world at the convenience of looking through cardboard:
So what exactly is VR?
Simply, VR is an escape from reality by being put into a world ‘out of this world.’ It is an artificial environment that is created with software. With Google Cardboard, Google has invented a simple, affordable way for users to experience virtual reality (VR).
With the use of a smartphone, you can use dedicated VR apps to experience a full 360° video, play an interactive game, paint, experience expeditions around the world, or even capture your own VR photos. The possibilities are endless.
VR and schools
Virtual reality simulates a ‘real environment’ for training and education.
One exciting feature of this wearable technology is that it can change our view of the world and collect information about our interactions in different spaces.
This means that students can explore virtual environments to prepare for informational writing or to find inspiration for personal narratives. Children can collect and analyze data from wearables and tell the story behind a set of numbers.
As explained in the video above, Google Expeditions is a convenient, educator-friendly option for bringing wearables into your classroom; a way for schools to go on field trips without actually having to travel anywhere.
Made from cardboard and assembled with a few folds and sticky tape, Google Cardboard uses a smartphone to give users a virtual reality experience.