This app is great for teachers 5/5
By lovely Rose 🌹
I love this app and Ian using it in my classroom with my students and it was amazing the app took us to many places that we can not visit.
If only they hadn't removed support for Cardboard v1 headsets... 2/5
I love the app. The only thing I don't like is that they removed support for the magnetic switch on VR headsets, so if you're unlucky enough trip have one of these headsets, you have to open up the heat and touch you're phone. MANUALLY. I'm going to use the Cardboard app now.
Want to love it. 3/5
Many bugs in the app. I’m trying to guide a class but explores are unable to connect to the class. The only way explores can see the class is I have to uninstall and reinstall the expeditions app on the guiding iPad. I have to do this every time I want to guide. It’s just not working. Also I’ve posted question asking for help from google and have not received a response. Very frustrating.
I hate this app 1/5
My wife cheated on me
Really good,but there is just one thing 4/5
By Camster man yeah
I think this app is amazing for schools and just average joes with a thirst for knowledge.Again the app is great, but there is just one problem.I have a VR and it’s fine, just it doesn’t have any controllers that you hold.The thing is that you need to touch the screen to actually make it work, and it’s a pain to take off my headset, touch the screen of my phone and put it back on to just get through one part of the presentation I want to do.So hopefully you see where I’m going.Just to give you an idea, maybe you should just have some mode where you don’t have to touch the screen for it to work.Other than that the app is great.
Pretty good 4/5
By Donated Goat
Cool. I just need it for school today. Ok bye
Good but there is a bug 5/5
This app is great in all but there is a bug when you click the little three lines in the top left corner it shows the menu but when you click the help with markers it crashes please fix thank you for your help
Bad app 1/5
Very bad app I had to is it in school me no like school
Google has delved deeper and deeper into the education market. With it’s free GSuite for Education software, Google continues to add services to benefit educators and students. The Expeditions tool was embraced in classrooms beginning in 2016. The app allows the opportunity to explore the world outside of their classrooms with VR field trips with over 1,000 virtual-reality and 100 augmented-reality tours. The field trips themselves are beautifully engaging explorations of experiences many students would not have otherwise.
Mobile devices and VR viewers are used to experience Google Expeditions. These devices can be used to explore and tour museums, art galleries or colleges. They can also experience things like swimming underwater or navigating our solar systems without leaving their classrooms. Expeditions kits purchased through suppliers contain tablets or mobile devices pre-installed with the app, viewers to seat them in, a local wi-fi router, chargers and a storage case. Not all of these items are required to experience the expeditions so there is also an opportunity to build your own kit or explore on your own with the minimum of a device, a viewer and the app.
This virtual reality tool was one of the 1st of bring VR into classrooms everywhere with it’s inexpensive Google Cardboard viewer. It is easy to use and completely engaging. The library continues to grow, offering more and more opportunities for immersion learning. The app itself can also be experienced without a viewer. It offers 360° tours using the devices accelerometer. In addition to the expanded VR library, it has added AR to it’s repertoire. With all that this app has to offer, it is a definite must have for classrooms.
Pretty Cool 3/5
By Brande J.
As a K-12 educator I think this is a pretty good app for virtual reality. This app allows the user to view different places around the world as well as anatomy. I like that there are to modes, basic VR and then a setting for use with Google Cardboard. I could see this being used in an educational setting to allow students to view parts of the world, like Pompeii to help enhance a lesson. I also like that there are so many science options to help enhance a students understanding like in anatomy. The issue I have is a lot of the different options do not have narration but mostly reading. This could pose a serious issue for younger learners. Overall though it is a great VR tool.
This is broken! 1/5
By Bobby Green apple
The camera on this app does not even work at all! But it has some pot if the camera works!
It is really good and it’s a very fun app to use
No info. 3/5
With this new update when you guide a tour and click on a hotspot there’s no more info on it like in the previous version.
There is a ton of potential here 4/5
I have begun to use this app in my high school science classroom to allow the students to explore concepts such as cells and and the nervous system. Many of the components of biological systems are difficult for students to visualize and sometimes diagrams don’t cut it.
This app provides a free way to supplement what the students are learning in class. But...
-Guiding an expedition can be difficult if the WIFI does not synch correctly. I wish there was an access key that students could type in (similar to Kahoot and Quizizz) so that they can join my Expedition that way.
-My class does not have VR headsets but they do have iPADs. This works fine as long as the selected Expedition has the option to view in full screen. BUT this app locks the user in and does not allow my students to split the screen so that they can type answers on a worksheet that is paired with the Expedition. If they exit out of the app to complete the worksheet, then the Expedition starts over from the beginning. (Yes, I know I can print the worksheet out for them but my school pushes us to be as paperless as possible).
I still recommend checking this out, as it is a great and innovative app that can help bring any subject to life for the students.
Never Played but I bet it’s good 5/5
By Nigh Cheney
It’s ok 2/5
Actually trash but good waste of time
Colored squares bug 1/5
By Mr.McBride HB
I have been trying to use this app with my students but when they try to view different areas all they can see are colored squares. They cannot see any of the areas we are trying to ‘explore’.
I love this idea, but... 3/5
I love the idea of using this in the classroom, however the guide feature is lacking. Most school WiFis are not all that great. Not to mention, they probably aren’t configured right to allow the connection (as is the case with our school). I wish this app had a coded entry like when using Kahoot in class. It would make it so much easier plus multiple people on the same WiFi could lead their own virtual field trips without issue
Amazing, feeds my soul 5/5
I love this app so much. You can get a 360 picture(s) of any place in the world, anytime. LOVE IT!
By vr user 360
It works great and the images are fantastic.
I’m rating it now 5/5
Even tho I’ve just downloaded it. My 93-year-old father recently lost his bride of 70 years, my mother. I am going to download this app and take him on a wonderful trip maybe to Paris sitting down of course. Stay tuned.
Thanks 🙏🏻 ❤️ 5/5
By Amir and alireza
Thank you Google for supported Persian Language .🙏🏻❤️
Its no good, COMPLETE GARBAGE
I’m in love 5/5
This takes a few moments to load first time but OMG! It allows one 360 views of so many things I would never get to see if not for this. So far I’ve been on the holiday tour of the White House and to The Great Wall of China today. Bravo.
I teach World History in high school. This app has immense potential.
Its cool for school.
Crashes on iPad 2 1/5
It crashes whenever we try to do or download any expedition.
Great opportunity for classrooms 5/5
Love this app and the concept behind it! Giving students the opportunity to explore places that they haven't in the past as well as potential universities that they may want to attend after high school!
Great... if my iPods didn't crash... 2/5
I'm a 5th grade teacher that was so excited to hear about this app coming to iOS. I stumbled across a classroom set of gen5 iPods, but the app constantly crashes on them. Managing 30 student iPods with an unreliable app during an expedition is no fun, let me tell you. Please Google, fix this!
Used in a class of mostly iPads with a few phones and Cardboard. Even without true VR the kids loved it and fully engaged.
Love this app! 5/5
So many wonderful ways to engage students with this app! I especially love the VR panoramas of Mars - such a great way to get students excited about science!