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Google Expedition

Google will bring Expedition to thousands of schools around the world with the new Expeditions Pioneer Program. During the 2015/2016 school year schools may apply for the chance to be one of the lucky ones selected. In Lewisville ISD,  Trela Weesner the Library Media Specialist at Briarhill Middle School was  one of the lucky ones selected by Google to host a Google Expedition. The actual technical and instructional support for the classroom teachers for the day were Treela Weesner, Leah Mann, Library Media Services Specialist and Jody Rentfro, Emerging Technologies Specialist. 

Google sends a representative to bring the “kits” to the campus which contains everything a teacher needs to run a virtual trip for their class: He brought ASUS smartphones, a tablet for the teacher to direct the tour, a router that allows Expeditions to run without an Internet connection, and Google Cardboard viewers  that turn phones into virtual reality headsets. 

This program is still in beta and will not be available until August of this year for purchase. All of the images were in 3D,  however, Google has  not moved to the the video 3D experience yet supported by audio. They are creating these experiences  at this time.  Virtual reality gives teachers a tool to take students places a school bus can't.

"n what may turn out to be an immersive education game changer, Google launched itsPioneer Expeditions in September 2015. Under this program, thousands of schools around the world are getting — for one day — a kit containing everything a teacher needs to take their class on a virtual trip: Asus smartphones, a tablet for the teacher to direct the tour, a router that allows Expeditions to run without an Internet connection, a library of 100+ virtual trips (from the Great Wall of China to Mars) and Google Cardboard viewers or Mattel View­Masters that turn smartphones into VR headsets." TechCrunch  - http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/23/when-virtual-reality-meets-education/

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1 Google Expedition Visits Briarhill MS

Google will bring Expedition to thousands of schools around the world with the new Expeditions Pioneer Program. During the 2015/2016 school year schools may apply for the chance to be one of the lucky ones selected. In Lewisville ISD,  Trela Weesner the Library Media Specialist at Briarhill Middle School was  one of the lucky ones selected by Google to host a Google Expedition. The actual technical and instructional support for the classroom teachers for the day were Trela Weesner, Leah Mann, Library Media Services Specialist and Jody Rentfro, Emerging Technologies Specialist. 

Google sends a representative to bring the “kits” to the campus which contains everything a teacher needs to run a virtual trip for their class: He brought ASUS smartphones, a tablet for the teacher to direct the tour, a router that allows Expeditions to run without an Internet connection, and Google Cardboard viewers  that turn phones into virtual reality headsets. 

This program is still in beta and will not be available until August of this year for purchase. All of the images were in 3D,  however, Google has  not moved to the video 3D experience yet supported by audio. They are creating these experiences  at this time.  Virtual reality gives teachers a tool to take students places a school bus can't.

"In what may turn out to be an immersive education game changer, Google launched its Pioneer Expeditions in September 2015. Under this program, thousands of schools around the world are getting — for one day — a kit containing everything a teacher needs to take their class on a virtual trip: Asus smartphones, a tablet for the teacher to direct the tour, a router that allows Expeditions to run without an Internet connection, a library of 100+ virtual trips (from the Great Wall of China to Mars) and Google Cardboard viewers or Mattel View­Masters that turn smartphones into VR headsets." TechCrunch  - http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/23/when-virtual-reality-meets-education/

1.1 Information from Google

1.2 How do I get it?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.vr.expeditions

 Google Expedition app just released today for Android users!

iPads and iPhones will follow soon!

Features:
• Guide classroom-sized groups of locally connected users from your phone or tablet.
• Explore along with a guide in immersive VR by putting your Android phone into a Google Cardboard viewer (http://g.co/cardboard) or use an Android tablet or phone in 2D “magic window” mode.
• Connect devices over the same WiFi network - if the Guide has downloaded some Expeditions, there is no internet connectivity required to run the Expedition!
• Choose from a growing list of over 200 Expeditions - each one is a curated set of VR imagery along with integrated descriptions, talking points and questions.

Materials:

PRE-REGISTER TO GET YOUR KIT

FOR 30 STUDENTS 
• 30: Student Devices 
• 30: Mattel View-Masters® 
• 3: Sabrent Rapid Chargers 
• 1: Insignia™ Teacher Device 
• 1: TP-Link Router 
• 1: Pelican Case 
• Geek Squad® White Glove Service

Bundle Price: $9,9991

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Do not use this app while driving, walking, or otherwise by being distracted or disoriented from real world situations that prevent you from obeying traffic or safety laws.