Friday, Aug. 30 | CA 146 | Noon – 4 p.m.
Our campus and four others are fortunate to be a part of a grant that provides a 30 headset Google Expeditions Virtual Reality kit. The kit and teacher tablet allows teachers to guide students through collections of 360° scenes and 3D objects, pointing out interesting sites and artifacts along the way. We are providing this training so that you may feel comfortable using the kit in your classes to complement your curriculum.
Expeditions explore history, science, the arts, and the natural world. Whether you’re roaming with dinosaurs or taking a look at Renaissance sculptures, there’s something amazing to explore for every subject — from Notre Dame to Mount Rushmore, Machu Picchu to the human auditory system, a rain forest in Borneo to Buckingham Palace, and the Little Bighorn battleground to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
Training is provided by Tierney Brothers, a Google expeditions vendor and provider of interactive technology solutions. This is a workshop for faculty from MSUM, SMSU, Ridgewater, Central Lakes, and Minnesota West. There is space for 25, so please register as soon as possible.
When: Friday, August 30
Where: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Center for the Arts, Room 146
Lunch: provided at 11:30 a.m.
Workshop: Noon – 4 p.m.
In addition to learning to use the equipment and how to integrate these images into your courses, you will learn how you can customize existing Expeditions, create your own, or have your students create their own using Google Tour Creator.
Admittedly, 360-degree images are at the lower end of the virtual reality experience spectrum. Still, these are 360-degree images. Your students can stand in the middle of these scenes and experience the scale, space, relationships, etc. that are impossible to experience using standard photography.
Explore the possibilities with us! There is no charge. You will be reimbursed for mileage. Lunch will be provided.
This workshop is one of the activities made possible by Going Places, a collaboration grant funded by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Our thanks to them.