Friday, February 22, 2019

4 Ways to Use YouTube 360 in the Classroom

Have you used YouTube 360? If you haven't had the chance, you might want to check it out! It is YouTube's Virtual Reality channel, which provides you with a 360-degree view of a video with audio, visuals, text, etc.

How might you use this in the classroom?

1. Explore Your World

YouTube 360 provides you with an excellent way to save money and time by taking virtual field trips. For example, take an interactive field trip to Yosemite National Park. Check out some of the most amazing sites accompanied by interactive graphics!



2. Observations 

I recently came across a great example by @evagrace89 . She came up with a great way of using YouTube 360 to understand the difference between scientific observation and inferences. Students were asked to watch several YouTube 360 videos and use the following Google Doc (see below) to record their observations!



3. Immersive Storytelling

Watch stories unfold in front of you! One of my favorite videos is called 6 x 9, which takes you inside a prison cell to experience solitary confinement. The YouTube 360 platform changes the dynamic and makes the storytelling experience extremely engaging and unique.




4. Current Events

Check out the events and experiences that are changing the world! YouTube 360 provides a customized way of interacting with the world around you. I really enjoy Inside the World of Prayer Beads, which gives a unique insider look into something that has been around for centuries. 











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