Virtual Reality

VR Tours are like to going on a school excursion, without even leaving the classroom! Virtual Reality is a simulated experience that utilises a series of 360o images to immerse viewers in another setting. VR tours are often viewed on a screen inside a headset, blocking out the viewers real surroundings and making it an interactive experience.

VR Tours are like to going on a school excursion, without even leaving the classroom! Virtual Reality is a simulated experience that utilises a series of 360o images to immerse viewers in another setting. VR tours are often viewed on a screen inside a headset, blocking out the viewers real surroundings and making it an interactive experience.

While the most engaging way to view the VR Tours is with a VR headset or Google Cardboard (one headset and one phone per student), in order to fully immerse yourself, the Tours can also be viewed via a Smart Board, projector or on individual laptops, tablets and phones.

There are two ways to access the VR Tours

01 ) Via the LSV Website - See VR Tours or 02 ) Via Google Expeditions. To view the tours on the Google Expeditions App
  • Download the Google Expeditions App from VR Tours or VR Tours to your phone or tablet.

  • Open the Google Expeditions App and in the ‘Discover’ menu option, search for one of the expeditions being “Visiting a pool for swimming lessons” or Visiting a farm/rural area

  • Download the Expedition.

  • Open the ‘Library’ menu option.

  • Experience the Expedition by placing your phone in a VR headset or Google Cardboard, or just watch on your phone or tablet in ‘view full-screen’.

Teachers have the option of delivering the VR Tour simultaneously to every student in the class using a Smart Board/Projector. The benefit of this option is that teachers can use the Discussion Q&A to facilitate group discussions, while guiding the students through the VR Tour and highlighting the points of interest.

The benefit of delivery via the Google Expeditions App, is that the Teacher automatically becomes the guide to lead students on the expedition. See below for equipment required for this option. Alternatively, students could complete the VR Tour individually with their own device (laptop / tablet / phone).

Once the VR Tour is complete, a series of Teaching Resources have been developed with an aim to consolidate student learning. The activities cover a range of cross-curriculum learning areas and are designed for Levels F-2, 3-4 and 5-6. Each activity is aligned to the Victorian Curriculum and example student reporting comments are also provided.

This expedition will follow the children of the Wallace family, Mia, Linus and Charlie as they visit their cousins, Freya and William, at their family farm. The expedition will show the children in various locations throughout the day; from the farm house to the dam, down to the paddocks and the creek. The children will explore the fun you can have on a farm, while learning how to stay safe in a rural environment.

Teaching Resources

Following the tour, students can complete the activities below to consolidate learning.

F - 2 Description Victorian Curriculum Areas
Activity 1PDF Students will be become familiar with the important features of maps. They will create a simple map of their school and use a grid reference system to give the location of a hidden object for a classmate to find. Mathematics
Geography
Activity 2PDF Students will reflect on the importance of volunteers in their own school and local communities. English
Civics and Citizenship
Activity 3PDF Students will reflect on the different forms of communication that they use. They will experiment with non-verbal communication to effectively convey a message. Health and Physical Education
Level 3 & 4 Description Victorian Curriculum Areas
Activity 1PDF Students will be become familiar with the important features of maps. They will create a simple map of their school and use a grid reference system to give the location of a hidden object for a classmate to find. Mathematics
Geography
Activity 2PDF Students will reflect on the importance of volunteers in their own school and local communities. English
Civics and Citizenship
Activity 3PDF Students will reflect on the different forms of communication that they use. They will experiment with non-verbal communication to effectively convey a message. Health and Physical Education
Level 5 & 6 Description Victorian Curriculum Areas
Activity 1PDF Students will be become familiar with the important features of maps. They will create a simple map of their school and use a grid reference system to give the location of a hidden object for a classmate to find. Mathematics
Geography
Activity 2PDF Students will reflect on the importance of volunteers in their own school and local communities. English
Civics and Citizenship
Activity 3PDF Students will reflect on the different forms of communication that they use. They will experiment with non-verbal communication to effectively convey a message. Health and Physical Education

Acknowledgements

    LSV would like to acknowledge the following organisations who contributed to the development of this tour
  • Kidsafe Victoria

  • Myrrhee School

  • The Cavicchiolo Family

Attending school swimming and water safety lessons for the first time, these students do not know what to expect but they are excited to learn something new. Their lessons are being held at their local swimming pool and the aim of the program is to learn how to swim, as well as how to be safe in and around water.

Teaching Resources

Following the tour, students can complete the activities below to consolidate learning.

F - 2 Description Victorian Curriculum Areas
Activity 1PDF Students will be become familiar with the important features of maps. They will create a simple map of their school and use a grid reference system to give the location of a hidden object for a classmate to find. Mathematics
Geography
Activity 2PDF Students will reflect on the importance of volunteers in their own school and local communities. English
Civics and Citizenship
Activity 3PDF Students will reflect on the different forms of communication that they use. They will experiment with non-verbal communication to effectively convey a message. Health and Physical Education
Level 3 & 4 Description Victorian Curriculum Areas
Activity 1PDF Students will be become familiar with the important features of maps. They will create a simple map of their school and use a grid reference system to give the location of a hidden object for a classmate to find. Mathematics
Geography
Activity 2PDF Students will reflect on the importance of volunteers in their own school and local communities. English
Civics and Citizenship
Activity 3PDF Students will reflect on the different forms of communication that they use. They will experiment with non-verbal communication to effectively convey a message. Health and Physical Education
Level 5 & 6 Description Victorian Curriculum Areas
Activity 1PDF Students will be become familiar with the important features of maps. They will create a simple map of their school and use a grid reference system to give the location of a hidden object for a classmate to find. Mathematics
Geography
Activity 2PDF Students will reflect on the importance of volunteers in their own school and local communities. English
Civics and Citizenship
Activity 3PDF Students will reflect on the different forms of communication that they use. They will experiment with non-verbal communication to effectively convey a message. Health and Physical Education

Acknowledgements

    LSV would like to acknowledge the following organisations who contributed to the development of this tour
  • Noble Park Aquatic Centre

  • Access Ability Australia

  • Springvale Rise Primary School

  • Ventura Bus Lines

  • For all available VR tours, lesson plans and supporting resources, visit the LSV VR Website