Teacher Review For Google Cardboard

Traveling with Google Cardboard

Cara B.
Media specialist/librarian
RCS MIddle School
Ravena, NY
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Google Cardboard and app in conjunction with various novels students are reading. The app and the cardboard allow students to view the setting of the story in 3D just by looking through the cardboard. Even when a location is not specified, it wasn’t hard to figure out where the actual location for the novel was and take students on a virtual field trip to the setting.
My Take
This tool will change the way students are taught. They will be able to see and travel to locations they would otherwise have been unable to visit. With the advent of 360 degree video and photography the cardboard and associated app can be used as a classroom aid. This technology keeps the students engaged and excited while providing them with a visual on places they could only have imagined. My students can’t wait to use this technology, and are so focused.