Virtual Reality

vrBelow is a collection of Virtual Reality (VR) Content and Resources to help you get started using and creating VR with your students. If you have content and/or resources you’re using that aren’t listed here please share by leaving a comment below! I will continue to build this collection so check back often.

Virtual Reality Content

360 Cities (iOS $) (Android)
A world of panoramas created by a growing network of thousands of the finest panorama photographers from around the world.

ABC News VR
Virtual reality news has opened the door to boundless possibilities allowing users to be anywhere we are at any time.

Anatomyou (iOS) (Android)
Learn about anatomy in 3D

Bubbli (iOS) (user generated content)
Make spherical photos called bubbles

CoSpaces (creation world) (tutorial videos) (iOS | Android)
Make your own VR experiences. Choose from a library of objects and characters. Adapt and animate them. And make your very own VR experience come to life. To explore your creations in virtual reality, all you need is the free CoSpaces mobile app and a cardboard headset.

Digital Human Library Multi-Media Virtual Tours
Browse the largest collection of free educational multi-media virtual tours on the web! Multi-media virtual tours include 360° panoramas, live cameras, pre-recorded virtual tours, videos, virtual reality and more! With hundreds of multi-media virtual tours to choose from in all curriculum subject areas, your students can explore new places and experience the world from the comfort and convenience of your classroom.

Discovery VR (iOS) (Android)
VR experiences thorugh Discovery virtual reality.

EON Experience VR (iOS) (Android)
EON Reality’s world’s largest AR and VR development network has developed the world’s largest AR and VR Library with over 4,000 applications, all in the same app. It demonstrates the power of Augmented and Virtual Reality and the potential this technology has for Industry, Educational, and Edutainment uses. Explore the solar system and learn about the planets, learn heavy engine maintenance, or play with dolphins all from your phone or tablet.

Flickr 360° Group
Flickr is one of the best online photo management and sharing applications on the web, now offering a group that shares 360° images that you can remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially as long they credit you and license their derivative works on the same terms.

Flickr 360° Images for Schools Group
Welcome to the 360° Images for Schools group! Please upload your spherical panoramas to your own Flickr account and add them to this group. Be sure to change your licensing to a Creative Commons Attribution – NonCommercial – Share Alike license (CC BY-NC-SA) and allow downloading! This license allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially as long they credit you and license their derivative works on the same terms.

FullDive  (iOS soon) (Android) (user-generated content)
A Virtual Reality platform for smartphones and a free VR mobile application. Watch 360 immersive videos in VR, play all videos on your phone like in a movie theater, browse anything on the internet in VR, store and access your 360 photos, access all VR applications on your phone, and much more!

Google Earth VR
Experience the wonder of Google Earth in VR

Google Expeditions (iOS) (Android) (Info)
Choose an Expedition and invite your class to jump right in. With a Google Expeditions kit, you’ll have everything you need to take your class on virtual reality tours: a tablet, virtual reality viewers, phones and a router to connect them all.

Google Street View (iOS) (Android)
Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders, and step inside locations such as museums, event arenas, and small businesses with Street View.

Google Arts and Culture
Explore collections from around the world with Google Arts and Culture, created by Google Cultural Institute. Many VR experiences available.

Hidden Worlds of the National Parks
Follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go.

Holobuilder (user-generated content)
Go where the Work is – with digital Job Walks

Kuula (user-generated content)
With thousands of spherical photos to browse and hundreds new added daily, Kuula is already one of the largest 360° photo collections on the web. Now, we’re making it the first social photography app in Virtual Reality.

New York Time (NYTVR) (iOS) (Android)
Embed with Iraqi forces during a battle with ISIS. Take a meditation journey to the California coast. Climb to the top of One World Trade Center. Set foot on a planet three billion miles from the sun. Experience stories in an immersive, 360-degree video experience, reported by our award-winning journalists.

​Orbulus (iOS) (Android)
Travel the world, stand on Mars, experience the magic of King Arthur’s Glastonbury Tor, get married, visit the Salt Flats, experience New Year’s Fireworks on Hong Kong Harbour or chill looking at the Northern Lights. Many more delights await.

Smithsonian X 3D
Smithsonian X 3D launches a set of use cases which apply various 3D capture methods to iconic collection objects, as well as scientific missions. Curators and educators can use 3D data as the scaffolding to tell stories or send students on a quest of discovery.

Timelooper (iOS) (Android)
TimeLooper is a mobile app that lets you travel back in time using your smartphone and TimeLooper’s cutting edge augmented and virtual reality technologies. TimeLooper has recreated and documented historic events at iconic locations across the globe, enabling visitors to not only see the sites as they are today, but also re-live the moments that made them memorable.

YouTube 360° Channel (iOS)(Android) (user-generated content)
A collection of 360° videos curated into one YouTube VR channel.

YouVisit
Engage with the world by immersing yourself in VR experiences

WalkInto
A platform for creating VR with Google Streetview

Learn to Create Virtual Reality Content

5 Apps for Creating VR Content

How to Create Content for Virtual Reality

Behind the Scenes of Virtual Reality: How to Create 360° Video

How to Create 360° Images with Google Street View App

Research

Why virtual reality education is the next frontier for classrooms — Sinclair and Gunhouse

Is Virtual eality ready for the classroom? — Infographic