Nearpod's latest feature - Virtual Field Trips
Students have the opportunity to view the world from their finger tips with the help of Nearpod's Virtual Field Trips and hardware from Unofficial Google Cardboard. If students are learning about Ancient Greece, they simply grab their togas, google cardboard and nearpod app and off to the Acropolis they go. Time travel never was easier. "I can reach out and touch it, as if I was there." - the voice of a 3rd grader.
How do I launch a Virtual Field Trip in my classroom? It's simple, follow these steps:
1. Sign up for a free Nearpod Account
2. Explore the premade Virtual Field Trips from the Library
3. Add your own field trips by creating a new presentation, choose My Library, New Presentation.
4. Select Add Slide, Add Content, Virtual Field Trips. You will need to upgrade to the Gold Membership for $12 a month or go to the upgrade for free in the top right and share the link with 5 friends to receive the gold membership free for 6 months.
5. Publish the presentation.
6. View live, enter the pin in the "join session" box on another computer, ipad, smartphone, or tablet. 7. To view the virtual field trips on the smartphone, click on the mask looking icon on the top right, put phone inside google cardboard. The cardboard only works on the smartphones. The tablets and ipads can be moved around and up and down to view the field trip.
Virtual Reality is not only taking the education world by storm, but also the "real" world. New York Times is parterning with Google to produced the documentary, "Displaced", about uprooted children from the war.
To read more about how Megan, a 4th grade teacher in Fulton County integrates Nearpod Virtual Field Trips with her classroom, check out her blog.