What is Expedition App and why it is Special?
Expedition is a virtual reality educational app that allows you to travel in your own world to learn things. It was released by Google on July of this year. Expeditions enable teachers to bring students on virtual trips for places like historical landmarks, underwater locations, museums and a ton of other locations.Through this app, you will be able to host your own tour in any location.
Especially this is built for classroom environments and other small groups. Expedition allows a teacher to guide classroom-sized groups through virtual reality, 360-degree video and 3D images, annotated details, point of interest, and questions that are in the syllabus.Teachers can incorporate Expeditions into their lesson plans.
You can use this app with Android tablets and phones. Expedition app will run on any Android device running KitKat (Android 4.4 and above) but multiple devices are needed to use to this app. The phone should have the following features to support Expedition.
· A gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer for determining orientation and doing head-tracking in virtual reality viewer
· High resolution screen-1080p
· Minimum of 2GB RAM
· 2.4Ghz 5GhzWi-Fi support
· 16GB flash memory
If your devices have all the above specifications, then download the Expeditions app from Google Play. You will get a brief demonstration of the app when you open it first time.
You can guide classroom-sized groups of locally connected users from your tablet or tablet.
Phones with cardboard- You can put your Android phone into a Google Cardboard viewer to explore along with a guide in immersive VR or use a phone in 2D magic window mode.
Network connection-If the devices connect to the same Wi-Fi network and the Guide has downloaded some Expeditions, there is no need for internet connection to run the Expedition.
You can choose from a growing list of 200 Expeditions and the each one is a selected set of VR imagery along with integrated descriptions, questions and talking points.
Google is working with a number of partners like WNET,PBS, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the American Museum of Natural History, the Planetary Society, David Attenborough with production company Alchemy VR and many of the Google Cultural Institute museum partners to create custom educational content that spans the universe.
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