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Get in the Driver’s Seat-Create Your Own VR

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster

Sunday, June 23, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 5

Dr. Camille Dempsey   Kelsi Wilcox Boyles  
Learn about our experience in the Google #LoveWhereYouLive beta pilot project. See how to create Google Expeditions using the Google Tour Builder while exploring an exciting way for students to engage with their world. Learn how to move students beyond consuming virtual reality into the realm of creating their own.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google Expeditions App
Tour Creator Google VR
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Augmented, mixed and virtual realities
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Career and technical education
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
Related exhibitors: Best Buy Education , Google, Inc.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

For the past few months, as testers of the Google Expeditions Beta tool, we have gained a lot of experience that may help others in creating meaningful educational tours. This topic is very relevant to schools, as this topic allows teachers and students to share their learning, as well as stories about the world around them.
The key points we plan to address are:
Wisdom from the Google Expeditions Beta Pilot Project - Processes and best practice tips
Student documentation in project-based learning
How to use the 360-camera, along with tips and other ideas
How to use the Google Expeditions Builder Tool in creating virtual tours
The #LoveWhereYouLive social media campaign and building community
Implications for creating virtual reality experiences for teachers and students

Supporting research

Google + Expeditions Beta Community. Retrieved from:
Mennuti, B. (2018). Pioneer new lessons in your classroom with Google Expeditions. Retrieved:
Molnar, M. (2018). Google for Education launches beta for ’create your own’ virtual reality experience. EdWeek Market Brief. Retrieved:

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Dr. Camille Dempsey, Edinboro University

Dr. Camille Dempsey is an Assistant Professor of Middle & Secondary Education/Educational Leadership at Edinboro University where she teaches educational technology, research and methods courses. Her research includes a focus on virtuality culture theory and the ways that contemporary technology mediates human presence in the ways society is connecting, exploring and communicating. Most recently she has been involved in the Google Expeditions Beta Pilot Project.

Kelsi Wilcox Boyles, Riverview Intermediate Unit #6

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