Recently Google has launched a new tool called Google Tour Creator. This tool allows you and your students to create 360 degree tours, which can then be shared with and viewed by others. It is very much like creating your own Google Expeditions.
Don't have a 360 degree camera? That's ok! Although you can use a 360 degree camera to take pictures for Tour Creator, you can also just use the images from Google's Street View, or you can use a free mobile app such as Cardboard Camera to take the photos.
Tour Creator can be a powerful way for students to demonstrate their understanding, learn from others, and put themselves inside of a virtual experience. Tours could cover:
- Scenes from a novel
- Locations from a historical event
- Biomes from around the world
- Highlights of a city in a different country
- Biographical information from a person's life
- A student-written fictional story
- And much more!
In this post we will explore Google Tour Creator and detailed directions on how you and your students can create your own tours today.