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Friday, March 18, 2016

Google's Virtual Reality (VR) Headset Comes To Class

Google’s Virtual Reality Viewer Comes to the Classroom

Virtual reality program is part of a worldwide beta testing initiative

eSchool News | March 18, 2016

Students in Melinda Lamm’s fifth-grade class at Wells Elementary School in North Carolina were in the computer lab, but not a single student was looking at a computer screen. Instead, they were all peering through small cardboard boxes.
“Ok, where are we now?” Lamm asked over the excited voices of her students. They began to call out different places until they all agreed on Mars. How was this possible with a cardboard box? Google it.
Each student was actually looking through Google Cardboard, which is a virtual reality viewer made almost entirely of cardboard with a smartphone loaded with a special app placed inside.
The viewers are a part of the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program — a program still in development by Google and being field tested in schools around the globe. 

There's no real assembly needed — you just drop a G3 into place and jump right into the experience. Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (LG made a plastic version of Google's cardboard VR. Free with the purchase of a new G3. February 9, 2015) and (Introducing the Expeditions Pioneer Program website)

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