INTRO and HISTORY
HOW TO VR
Teachers and students require access to an iOS device (iPod, iPad, iPhone with iOS 10+). Virtual Reality apps (such as those below) will need to be installed. These VR apps hold a lot of data. One can use a VR headset with the mobile device in VR/Google Cardboard mode OR you can use an iPad (or smaller device) in regular mode.
HOW TO HOST a GOOGLE EXPEDITIONS
- Find out more details on a specific Google Expedition HERE.
VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES
- 360 YouTube videos
- 360 Heros – (iOS) video library
- Anatomyou VR – (iOS, Android) human body systems
- Boulevard – visit some of the best art museums
- Cleanopolis – fight climate change
- Discovery Education 360
Froggy VR – (iOS)
- GermBuster VR – (iOS, Android) – clean up pesky germs.
- Google Cardboard – (iOS, Android)
- Google Expeditions – (iOS, Android) (If using the Teacher and Student Expeditions, you must use the AirPlay WiFi in PSD70. Other school divisions may have a different guest WiFi or require the use of a router, please check with your own IT department.)
- Google Street View – (iOS, Android) – explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders, step inside museums, arenas, restaurants, etc.
- Goosebumps VR – (iOS, Android) – help R.L. Stine escape the Praying Mantis.
- Goosebumps Night of Scares – (iOS, Android) survive a night in R.L. Stine’s house filled with his most famous monsters.
- InCell VR – (iOS, Android) action mixed with bioscience
- im 360
- Just Cause 3 – (iOS, Android) experience flying in a windsuit above the Mediterranean islands of Medici.
- KingTut VR – (iOS) audio and virtual tour.
- Liftoff VR – (iOS, Android) – launch a rocket into space along with the added challenge of landing the booster rocket back on a drone ship after successfully deploying a satellite.
- Mars Walk VR – (iOS, Android) fun, interactive and educational tour of the red planet.
- Mobile VR Station – view your pics, panoramas, videos and files projected onto a virtual screen floating in space.
- Nearpod VR $$
- NYT VR – (iOS, Android) VR films by NY Times journalists.
- Orbulus – delve into large selections of places and scenes.
- VR Roller Coaster (Android)
- RYOT – go around the world and learn about new cultures and regions
- Sea World VR2 – (Android) see the inside of the ocean as a diver..
- Sites in VR – explore famous landmarks
- Solar System VR – (iOS, Android) fly through our solar system
- Star Chart – (iOS, Android) stargazing
- The Hidden Worlds of the US National Parks
- Time Looper – (iOS, Android) brings historical moments to life by transporting the viewer to the past.
- Titans of Space – (Android) guided tour of space
- VR Mars – (Android) first person VR game about Mars surface exploration.
- VR Ocean Aquarium 3D – (Android) learn about fish.
- VR Moon Walk 3D – (Android) see the moon and its environment.
War of Words VR – (iOS, Android) 1916 Battle of Somme – poem ‘The Kiss’
- Within – (iOS, Android) story based immersive experiences.
CREATE VR SCENES
- Cardboard Camera – capture and share moments with VR photos.
- inVR – make your own VR experiences using any 3D software and this cloud platform.
- Ricoh Theta 360 Camera $350+
- Thinglink $140/yr
- Tilt Brush
- VR Lessons by Thinglink $6.99
VR as ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
In the news:
- The Benefits of Virtual Reality for Children with Learning Disabilities
- Virtual Reality for Children in Hospital
- Virtual Reality and Special Needs Paper
- Virtual Reality Assisted Learning
- Can Virtual Reality Assist Special Needs Students?
- Current Uses Of VR For Children With Disabilities
- How Does Virtual Reality Enrich the Lives Of Special Children?