Google Street View - Day 19
I’m thrilled to provide the #31DaysofARVRinEDU event! Each day in March will include an augmented (AR) or virtual reality (VR) resource to bring into the classroom.
One of the tools that I believe should be in every classroom is the Google Street View app (iOS & Android). Many tools are full of AR/VR experiences, but not as many that allow students to create content. In addition to the option to develop AR/VR, having access to your 360 content is becoming more and more critical due to limited images and high costs.
The Google Street View app is available on many mobile devices (new and old). To begin, students can select the camera at the bottom, right corner of the screen. Holding the device as steady as possible, rotate the device around to capture each of the spots on the screen.
A few tips for a successful 360 scan:
Confirm in your settings that your device will store the 360 images on your camera roll. The explanation in your settings varies based on the device.
Don’t make the device rotate around you, but you revolve around the device. Try to keep the device in the same spot from the beginning to the end.
Try to capture as many shots as possible before you move around the device. Don’t walk around your device until you absolutely have to.
Capture every shot until you see a green circle and check mark. A partial scan doesn’t give the full experience to the viewer.
Now that you’ve created a 360 image, what now? Since you have your own 360 images on your camera roll, add it into RoundMe, Google Tour Creator, Nearpod, CoSpaces, and more. Explore your 360 images in a viewer for an immersive experience. Stay tuned as I will introduce more tools to add your pictures in the coming days as part of #31DaysofARVRinEDU.
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