Saturday, July 25, 2015

Why You Should be Talking About Google "Cardboard"

Are you searching for fun and engaging ways to take field trips without leaving your classroom?  I found a great tech tool that is a throw back to one of my favorite childhood toys, the 3-D slide viewer. 

What is it?  

Well it is Google's "Cardboard" app dubbed "Expeditions" where teachers and students can have synchronized virtual fieldtrips. "Cardboard" is a virtual reality platform to use with a fold out cardboard mount for a mobile phone.  When you get the cardboard folded into the right configuration you slip
your mobile phone into the front of the viewer.  Next, start the free "Cardboard" app, choose a destination and the funbegins.  The software creates a stereoscopic image that completely fills your field of vision, and immerses you into a virtual world.  The viewers can be homemade or purchased. If you choose to purchase you have a variety of choices of cardboard designs, plastic, aluminum, and EVA foam.


   


Imagine the possibilities of the learning opportunities this fabulous app can offer your students. So I invite you to become adventurous with your students and virtually travel the world via Google "Cardboard".





10 Ways to Change Your Classroom With Google Cardboard by EdTechTeam Blog







3 comments:

  1. Great idea Cindy. Can you imagine the possibilities for our kids who have limited interactions wit other parts of the world?

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    1. Thank you Adrianna. I am very excited about the 3D feature of this tool. It's amazing to look up, down, and see a virtual world all around you.

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  2. Thanks so much for a timely, helpful, well-done post!

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