Google Spotlight Stories: 360º Immersive Stories for Android and iOS
Explore interactive stories that take students into a fully 360-degree immersive environment that doesn’t require a special VR viewfinder. These stories are viewable on both iOS and Android devices, and coming soon to YouTube!
This app is something you really have to see to believe! Install the app on your phone (iOS or Android), and choose a story to download. (Yes, requires a download inside the app.) The story will then “play,” but you can move your device in all directions to see an entire 360-degree view. These award-winning are very engaging, and some are gorgeous animations, and some are even in 3D!
I am really excited to see where this technology will take us, and more importantly how we can leverage this for learning in the classroom. Not all of the stories that I explored are appropriate for the classroom, so please review the material before sharing with students. “Buggy Night,” was something I discovered that would be great for the younger students.
Be sure to download (inside the app), “Help,” while it is free and check out the 3D story for yourself! This one is definitely for an older audience, but a great way to see the potential of this technology.
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