When I worked on the Google Expeditions Programme in the UK, I was required to gather feedback from schools and communicate this back to program managers. One of the most common suggestions I received was about how great it would be to have a ‘solo’ mode so that students could research and discover for themselves.
I’ve spent a fair bit of time playing around with ‘solo’ mode and it’s a lot of fun! In order to start a ‘solo’ expedition, make sure you are set-up as a ‘lead’. Following this, click on your chosen expedition and select the mask icon in the top right hand corner of the screen. Once you’ve done this you should be ready to go!
Here are four things you should know about ‘solo’ mode in Google Expeditions.
POI description available through ‘self-guided’ mode
The far right icon allows you to turn narration on/off
Accessible homes screen
New search bar added to ‘solo’ mode
VR is already transforming the education sector. Resources such as Google Expeditions are being used in schools across the UK to help create awe and wonder. If you are interested in VR, follow us on Twitter (@primevruk) for further tips and ideas for incorporating VR into your school. We also provide free resources such as lesson plans for Google Expeditions that can be downloaded here.
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