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Is Google Arts and Culture a Good Replacement for Google Expeditions?

Since Google Expeditions was discontinued on June 30, 2021, Google redirects everyone to use the Google Arts and Culture app and presents it as a replacement for Expeditions.

Google listed a lot of content from all around the world in the app, but is it a good solution for in-class virtual reality field trips?

 

Google Arts and Culture app include many of the experiences that were available on Google Expeditions. However, we at RobotLAB tried and tested the app and there are major differences and issues we wanted you to be aware of.

Our teacher partners have shared with us their thoughts on Google's alternative, and they all mainly agree:

Google Arts and Culture is a great source for content, but NOT suitable for in-class virtual field trips.

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Google Expeditions Is Gone, Now What?

The long-time Educator's favorite app, Google Expeditions, was discontinued today. A replacement app is available now for educators: VR EXPEDITIONS 2.0 from RobotLAB Inc.

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Will Robots be Good Teachers?

By Tiffany Harper

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People have long been fascinated by how robots work. And as technology is improving, it also offers new development opportunities for the robotics industry. There are already robots that are considered the future of logistics, while others are used to welcome and greet patients at many hospitals.

But according to the best paper writing service, robots could make their entry in the educational domain too.

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Robots as Learning Companions During a Pandemic

By Tiffany Harper

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There have been many consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic already. The concept of social distancing was nonexistent before the pandemic, but it's something that we all have to live and work by now. Everybody is now subjected to the use of a nose mask while also trying to keep a distance of 6 feet from the persons around them. It’s a lot to live by, yet the world has not changed.

Industries and companies have responded to the gap which Covid creates in different ways. People that can afford to work remotely are working remotely, but then goods delivery has to continue, someone needs to clean the workplaces, and people need to receive medical attention. All of these require close interaction that the world can’t afford now, thanks to the virus. That’s why the world is now turning to robots to fill the void.

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3 Ways VR Can Be Used In Modern Education

By Nancy Howard

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VR has a significant impact on educational processes: only through this technology can students safely and in detail, see what they are learning, from the decay of atoms to extinct organisms. According to analysts at ABI Research, by 2022, the global market for VR-learning will grow to a total of $6.3 billion. As early as the end of 2018, virtual technology has been implemented in 18% of U.S. curricula. Let's take a look at how VR is used to enhance educational processes.

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FREE Distance Learning Tool You Can Use NOW!

Hundreds of educators have contacted us in the past weeks, asking for resources to teach remote, while schools open online only, or hybrid only.

RobotLAB got you covered!

In this video, you will learn how to use Google Expeditions while being remote. It is easy, it is free, and it is full of places to go to, even if we can't physically do it.

Watch the video below and learn how to do it in three simple steps

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Click on the image above, or here : https://youtu.be/QuLurF29-JE

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A Vision For the Future of Virtual Reality in Education

Virtual Reality (VR) is slowly taking over our entertainment industry. But what are the implications for other areas of our lives, such as business, health, and even…education? While the educational realm generally takes longer than anyone else to embrace new technology, VR brings many implications for the schools of tomorrow.

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Here are some ways in which VR might change the face of education in the future.

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How to Create your own Virtual Reality Expedition!

Use Google Tour Creator to create and publish VR tours. You can use Google Street View panoramas, add your own images from 360-degree cameras, and annotate the tour with details to create immersive experiences. Sign in to Tour Creator with you Google Account.

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You can also create a tour using templates with photospheres, overlays, and text, all of which you can edit or customize as you like. In this blog, we'll explain to you how to start and the easy steps to start creating your own VR expedition! 

*Tested on Standard  VR sets. May not work with the Lenovo advanced headset. Once is it fixed or it works, I will let you know to update it.

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How to use Google Expeditions with your Students

Watch the video below and learn how to use Google Expeditions with your students.  You can find the transcript of this video within the article. 

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