Although it’s warming up here in the northeast I definitely felt a chill as I watched these fantastic 360 videos from LIFE VR. With this collection of four video clips you can introduce students to a Mount Everest virtual reality experience. Students will follow the journey of climbers from preparation at home to making it up the mountain.
Mount Everest Virtual Reality from LIFE VR
Divided into four video chapters, this Mount Everest virtual reality experience from LIFE VR lets users move from one chapter to the next. It starts with the initial journey, through the Khumbu Icefall to the summit. You can watch each video of the special Mount Everest virtual reality series straight from LIFE VR’s website or on the iOS or Android app. If you view the content on the mobile apps you’ll want to invest in one of these super inexpensive Google Cardboard which is available on Amazon for under $10 and ships for free if you have Amazon Prime.
It’s been really exciting to see how virtual reality is being used as a storytelling tool. This past year I’ve shared lots of favorite resources for teachers using Google Cardboard in their classroom. In addition to watching these videos with a headset, each LIFE VR video can be viewed on a web browser too. So if your students are using Chromebooks or you have an interactive whiteboard in your classroom, you can still share these clips with your class.
How could you use the Mount Everest virtual reality videos in your classroom? If you’re diving into a book like Into Thin Air in literature circles or Top of the World as read aloud, these videos can help set the stage for student reading explorations. If you’re focused on topics like biomes, environmental stewardship, or economics, there are also connections to Mount Everest.
This is just the latest installment in my 360 Video Thursday series. You can also check out the video I filmed today using my 360 camera. My video was filmed in a very different spot than Mount Everest but it gives you a feel for how you can fit lots of landmarks in one spot if you find the right place to stand!
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