In some long awaited news, Google has finally released Google Expeditions and the Cardboard Camera app on iTunes. Finally, what seems like a vast majority of public schools and their teachers can now access the wonders of virtual field trips. Yes, there are already apps like Nearpod that are out on iPhones, but nothing compares to the breadth and potential that Google Expeditions holds for our students.
Additionally, with the release of Cardboard Camera for the iPhone, Apple users have another tool to create their own 360 degree photos. Though there are many apps out there for creating panoramic and 360 photos, using Cardboard Camera ensures that compatibility with the rest of Google’s products will be easy and fast. Since most schools utilize Google Drive, Docs, Slides, etc. it seems like a logical step for teachers to experiment with Expeditions and Cardboard Camera.
So educators, download the Expedition app (you can’t use the “I have an iPhone and my class only has iPads” excuse anymore), spend some time playing with it, and work it into a lesson. I promise the time you spend doing this will not be in vain. Have fun exploring!