RoundMe - Day 28 of #31DaysofARVRinEDU
I’m thrilled to begin the #31DaysofARVRinEDU event! Each day in March will include an augmented (AR), or virtual reality (VR) resource to bring into the classroom.
The RoundMe website is full of beautiful 360 images from locations around the world. From oceans to buildings to vacation locations, the 360 images include high quality, breathtaking experiences. The RoundMe site allows users to upload their own content, build virtual reality tours to showcase their work and easily share with others.
To begin, create a free account that allows you to upload 15 free images each month. I have yet to reach my limit, but the option to purchase a pro subscription is available if desired. After signing into your account, create your first VR tour by uploading 360 images.
Another beneficial feature that supports a good VR tour includes informational hotspots. Add text, hyperlinks, and images within the 360 photographs by dragging the letter "i" onto the space. This option allows you to send your students to other websites for activities, research, games, videos and more.
My favorite feature in RoundMe is adding directional sound. Add your sound files in the 360 tours and modify how far the music will reach. The viewer will hear the sound fade in and out of the area that you add the sound to make the experience feel authentic. Consider adding your own tour guides to walk through the 360 images and describing specific regions of the scene. The directional sound feature can change the emotions of the viewer, which can be a powerful way of using VR tours for storytelling.
The best part of RoundMe is sharing your VR tours. Whether you want to share a link for others to view on their computer/mobile device, in VR mode or even embed the tour on your website, it couldn't be easier in RoundMe.
Enjoy creating these VR tours with your own 360 images created in Street View or your 360 camera. Don't forget to share your creations using #31DaysofARVRinEDU!
Interested in ARVRinEDU professional development for your district/conference? Let's chat!