Monday, November 16, 2015

Google Cardboard Apps for the Classroom via @friEdTechnology

  • Google Streeview, as explained here
  • The Cardboard app itself (Android, iPhone) which includes the following . . . 
    • Earth: Fly where your fancy takes you on Google Earth
    • Tour Guide: Visit Versailles with a local guide
    • My Videos: Watch your videos on a massive screen
    • Exhibit: Examine cultural artifacts from every angle
    • Photo Sphere: Look around the photo spheres you've captured
  • Watch YouTube videos in 360, here are some videos to try out
  • The New York Times VR stories located here
  • Titans of Space Guide to the Planets (Android)
  • Orbulous, which the makers describe as “just looking at things.” What things? Greenbot reports “You’ll see vivid, 360-degree photos from around the world, whether it’s mingling amidst tourists on aging architecture, looking out over a city surrounded by sparkling blue water, or even taking in the sights within a museum. A small bit of background noise adds to the immersion.” (Android)
  • Polar Sea 360° is a 10 part television series and interactive journey that follows sailors, scientists, hunters and artists on a journey through the Arctic’s Northwest Passage. Part of the series was shot using revolutionary 360 degree cameras, that put you in the center of the action and let you experience the Arctic like never before.(Android, iPhone)
  • YouVisit VR lets you step into exotic locations like Machu Picchu; browse leading colleges and universities, including Harvard and Yale; become immersed in breathtaking live events like TomorrowWorld. (Android, iPhone)
For more about Google Cardboard, check this out.

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