Teacher Review For Expeditions

Virtual Reality Travel Across the Globe

Sean A.
Technology coordinator
District 75 Central
New York, NY
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Science
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
It's a great resource for exploring the world beyond your classroom. It's currently geared mostly towards social studies and science based explorations with historical and famous world sites along with looking at ecological and biological diversity. It takes some set up, so it is not likely to be an regular activity. Usually I've used it as an introduction to a new unit.
My Take
There's definitely an initial learning curve getting your network to handle the exploration along with getting student devices to join your Expedition. Also having portable devices and viewers and getting them set up will take a little why. That's why this won't likely be a regular activity, but is a great way to extend students learning or an exciting way to introduce a topic. They offer leveled questions with the Expeditions, so there is some differentiation.