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How to Assemble a Classic Google Cardboard Viewer

Monday, October 19, 2015

Google Cardboard

Over the summer, I attended a Hangout entitled Cardboard on Air hosted by members of the EdTech Team. This was the first time I had heard about the possibility of using a smartphone to experience virtual reality with a viewer. By simply downloading the Google Cardboard app and using a Works with Google Cardboard certified viewer, you can transport yourself to places around the world and beyond without ever having to step through the door. Luckily for me, I was selected as the winner of one such viewer. Since then, I have been trying out the Google Cardboard app as well as additional VR apps to find ways I can bring it into the French classroom. 

If you happen to get your hands on a viewer that requires assembly, I have put together a 10-step tutorial with pictures. I believe the viewer I received is similar to a classic viewer which retails for $14.99 US. There are several variations of the Cardboard viewer which you can find here: For Canadian orders, you can try your luck on

To learn more about how you could use Google Cardboard in the classroom, I recommend that you watch the archived Cardboard on Air video. Also, flip through Molly's Cardboard slideshow to find links to suggested VR apps, Cardboard Experience apps, links to must-see street views, and videos for Cardboard. 

Thanks again to Molly and the EdTech Team for the super cool prize!

Update: Molly has set up a very handy Google Site that pretty much sums up all the wealth of resources she has created and collected. Go ahead, Experience the World with Google Maps and Google Cardboard.

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  1. Love your teched articles Diana - google is such a good resource for teachers

    1. Merci, Caroline! My favourite tech term to teach in French? Googler! Always reminds me of Michael Bublé....

  2. I have never heard of this, cool

    1. It's pretty amazing. And now, with Google Expeditions coming soon, students can take teacher-guided virtual tours, such as going for a walk on the Great Wall of China!

  3. Didn't know about this but it sounds really cool. I hope kids get to use more of stuff like this in schools


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