Google Expeditions is a virtual reality teaching tool that lets you lead or join immersive virtual field trips all over the world — get up close with historical landmarks, dive underwater with sharks, even visit outer space!
Imagine exploring coral reefs or the surface of Mars in an afternoon! From Machu Picchu to Antarctica to the International Space Station - where will you take your class?
Built for the classroom and small group use, Google Expeditions allows a teacher acting as a “guide” to lead classroom-sized groups of “explorers” through collections of 360° and 3D images while pointing out interesting sights along the way.
Click here to view hundreds of Google Expeditions for your class.
Google Cardboard is a virtual reality experience starting with a simple viewer anyone can build or buy. Once you have it, you can explore a variety of VR apps that literally unfold all around you!
It is a simple, fun, and affordable way to experience virtual reality with an Android or iOS smartphone. You can explore 3D worlds and play games.
Whether you are exploring the inside of the Human Body, taking a virtual tour through the Egyptian pyramids, diving through the coral reefs in Indonesia, exploring the Solar System or touring the inside of the crown of the Statue of Liberty, Cardboard has hundreds of immersive experiences to choose from that connect to your curriculum.
Learn more information about Cardboard.
To go to the Cardboard Support Center, click here.
Google Cardboard Apps
There are hundreds of awesome VR 360º videos on YouTube!
(Go to Youtube.com on your phone and search for "360 educational videos." Then, pop your phone into the viewer and enjoy!!)
Take a Virtual Field Trip through Ellis Island!
Scholastic offers students the unique opportunity to explore this historical landmark through text, audio, video, and photos. Students will NOT NEED a Google cardboard to take this tour. Students can take the tour by visiting the site on their chromebook.
Activity and Learning Objectives of the Tour
Take the TOUR!!
Follow in the immigrants' footsteps by taking this tour. You'll hear first-hand stories told by people who came through Ellis Island; see historical photographs and films; read fascinating facts; and discover the central role this station played in the story of American immigration.