A Handful of Alternatives to Google Expeditions

As I discussed on Friday, Google is shutting down Tour Creator on the finish of June. They’re additionally shutting down Google Expeditions on the finish of June. For some lecturers that’s the larger loss. And whereas I have never but discovered any alternate options which have the identical functionality as Expeditions for lecturers to information college students via a digital tour, I do have some alternate options to Expeditions for simply viewing digital excursions. This is my brief, however rising listing of alternate options to Google Expeditions. 

Google Arts & Tradition
The Google Arts & Tradition app contains most of the experiences which can be current in Google Expeditions. The one factor that you would be able to’t do is information college students on excursions. Google has launched a brand new instructor heart for Google Arts & Tradition. On this video I present an outline of easy methods to use the Google Arts & Tradition instructor heart. The video contains instructions for sharing particular parts of an Arts & Tradition expertise together with your college students. 

Websites in VR

Websites in VR is a free app that options immersive imagery of notable landmarks all over the world. The imagery could be seen in VR headsets or with out them. Sadly, there’s no audio accompanying the views in Websites in VR. 

Nationwide Geographic

Nationwide Geographic’s YouTube channel has greater than 50 movies which can be designed to be watched in digital actuality. In truth, you will discover a number of YouTube movies which can be meant for viewing in VR by merely refining your search to 360 or 180 VR in YouTube’s search filters. See my screenshot under for extra details about that. 

Metropolis Walks

Metropolis Walks is a neat web site the place you can go for a digital stroll in additional than a dozen cities all over the world. You’ll be able to expertise the cities with or with out sound. You’ll be able to go for digital walks within the daytime or at evening. At the beginning of every stroll you may see some fast information concerning the metropolis that may enable you perceive a little bit extra about what you are seeing in the course of the stroll. Metropolis Walks is basically a very nice show of street-level YouTube movies with some further menu choices overlaid on them. That is not meant as a knock on the positioning as it’s a good website. That does imply that there is no interactivity constructed into digital walks such as you would possibly expertise in a digital actuality expertise. The video sources for Metropolis Walks are clearly labeled within the lower-right nook of every display. 

Story Spheres

Story Spheres is a device that I included in Friday’s listing of alternate options to Tour Creator. Along with utilizing it to make your immersive VR tales, you should use to browse a gallery of tales made by different Story Spheres customers. Simply click on the discover tab on Story Spheres to begin searching via the tales. There’s a search perform on the gallery as properly. 
This put up initially appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. When you see it elsewhere, it has been used with out permission. Websites that steal my (Richard Byrne’s) work embody CloudComputin, Immediately Headline, and 711Net.


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