YouTube 360

YouTube 360 videos allow students to journey to space, ride roller coasters, or even swim with sharks!

Teachers can open the YouTube app on the Teacher Tablet to create custom playlists to allow students to view multiple videos sequentially without needing to remove the phones from the headsets

  1. Pick a video on the playlist or search for your own and start playback
  2. Tap the cardboard icon. You'll notice that the screen splits into two smaller screens
  3. Insert your phone into headset
  4. Look around to view the video in 360 degrees

Google Expeditions

Google Expeditions allow teachers to take groups of 5 students on virtual field trips from the top of Mount Everest to the depths of the Coral Reef and everywhere in between

1. Start Google Expeditions on the Teacher Tablet and select the Expedition you'd like to embark upon

2. Tap the orange start button

3. Start Google Expeditions on the Student Phones and tap the follow button

4. Move from scene to scene by swiping left or right on each card and pressing the orange start button

Teacher Tablet instructions for Expeditions

Teacher Tablet functions for Google Expeditions

  • Tap the magnifying glass icon to search by keyword
  • Navigate between scenes by swiping right or left on the description box in the bottom right corner
  • Pull up from the bottom to reveal all of the description text
  • Press the play button to start each scene, use pause to cease the Expedition
  • Press the X in the top left corner to leave the Expedition

Battery life for the phones can be between 5-6 hours, however it is recommended to only use them for 3 hours at a time and let them charge and cool off before continuing

Battery life for the teacher tablet will last more than a school day, however it is recommended that when it is not being used, it be placed inside the TechTub for security

Glasses can be worn underneath the headset, although some children find that they do not need to wear them when using the headset

The headsets are made using a collapsible silicon material; make sure to pull them out all of the way when removing them from their case and collapsing them fully to store them again

Several of the VR kits feature USB C cables for charging for the phones - these cables are reversible so they will insert either way

The other VR kits and all teacher tablets feature a USB Micro B cable for charging - it is not reversible so careful attention is needed to make sure that it is inserted correctly