Project 252

Google Cardboard

Contributed by Enda (@donenda)
EdTech Tool Name:Google Cardboard
Bref Description:Create a Virtual Reality headset from cardboard and a smartphone
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Android (phone/tablet) App
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:Virtual Reality, Immersive Learning
EdTech Tool Uses:Google Cardboard is an approach that allows you to create a virtual reality headset (viewer) using a specially designed cardboard template, and then combine with a smartphone running one of a series of apps to create an immersive environment. You can purchase and fold your own viewer (flat template), buy a 'Works with Google Cardboard 'certified viewer, or build your own from scratch using raw materials and the instructions provided (see
Education Level(s):
  • Primary (Junior)
  • Primary (Senior)
  • Post-Primary (Junior)
  • Post-Primary (Senior)
  • Third Level/Higher Education
Academic Subjects:
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Don't Know
Other: The viewer can be created for a small sum if you choose to build your own viewer, or you can opt to purchase a pre-built one or template. Likewise some of the apps are free while others are commercial.
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