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Take your class on a Virtual Field Trip #edtech



I recently had a colleague explain to me that due to a change in policy, a field trip she used to take with her class has been altered and much of it had to be eliminated. I have also been on the field trip and I sympathized with the learning opportunity that has been lost.

Then I thought, if I can bring the students to the location, how would I bring the location to the students?

Apps/Devices

Google Earth VR

https://vr.google.com/earth/

You can take your students to anywhere in the world if you are able to use Google Earth VR. Students can use Google Earth to visit locations anywhere in the world, fully modeled in 3D. This would require an Oculus Rift (and capable PC) OR an HTC VIVE VR System.

Oculus Rifthttps://www.oculus.com/rift/
HTC Vivehttps://www.vive.com/us/product/vive-virtual-reality-system/

Nearpod VR

https://nearpod.com/experience-vr

Don't have VR headsets? Don't worry, they are not required for this one. Students can explore 360 degree photographs in Nearpod. This

Google Expeditions

https://edu.google.com/products/vr-ar/expeditions/?modal_active=none


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