Virtual Reality on a Zero Budget

Come and learn how to experience virtual reality...without spending a dime! We'll share how to create virtual experiences for students using the Google Cardboard Camera...we'll even have several Cardboard viewers for you to try out!

Let's get started!

Session Outline

In this hands-on session, we will...

1. Introduce Google Cardboard (get iOS/Android app)

3. Get connected to Google Plus community,

4. Play with Street view (iOS/Android)

Using Google Cardboard to Expand Learning Opportunities

Why Virtual Reality?

Due to the interactive nature of the tech, history and science are prime subjects with which to start. VR could allow students to look inside the sun, to visualize fusion reactions.

Would the Civil War be more interesting to the average student if they could be transported to the Battle of Gettysburg in a VR headset?

Would an AR projection of a scale model of a cotton gin help to explain to the average student how incredible the rise of machinery was during the Industrial Revolution? (Source)

You can get Jaime's book, Learning Transported, online

Learning Transported provides practical insights and classroom examples to help educators plan and establish goals so that their investment in immersive technology benefits the greatest number of students.

Topics covered include:

  • Definitions and examples of augmented, virtual and mixed reality.
  • Comparison of devices and platforms, and tips for selecting the best one.
  • Lesson plans mapped to standards and content areas.
  • Ideas for using immersive technology tools in the classroom.

Smart glasses fueled by software technology that supports augmented reality help people do more, with increased efficiency, productivity and safety, while keeping their hands free.

These devices provide a powerful way to improve the skills of hands-on workers who are being asked to be more accountable and deliver higher quality in today’s challenging work environments. (Source)