William Allred, Carrie Robledo
English Language Arts
Material Type:
High School
  • Virtual Reality Tour; Creative Digital Project;
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    Education Standards

    9-12 ELA: VR Exhibition

    9-12 ELA:  VR Exhibition


    Using Google Tour Creator, students will create virtual tours showcasing their understanding of certain aspects of an anchor text.

    Instructor Directions

    Engineering Design Process

    Project Description

    Name of ProjectVR Exhibition
    Subject AreaEnglish
    Targeted StandardsR.L 1-3; R.I. 1-3 ResearchW.11-12.5 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrowor broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject underinvestigation.W.11-12.6 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths andlimitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas,avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
    Driving Question / Problem / ActivatorHow can I create a virtual reality exhibition demonstrating the analysis of an anchor text?
    Project SummaryUsing Google Tour Creator, students will create virtual tours showcasing their understanding of certain aspects of an anchor text.
    Estimated Time5, 30-minute sessions
    Materials / Resources (including link to slideshow if available)Google Tour Creator,, Google Expeditions app (iOS or android preloaded on host vr headset). Workflow illustration. Classroom Google Slideshow(Note: students who wish to upload sound files must record them in MP3 format.)
    TagsVirtual Reality Tour; Creative Digital Project;

    Project Outline 

    AskWhat aspects of an anchor text lend themselves to a virtual tour? How can virtual reality supplement and enhance our understanding of an anchor text? How does Google Tour Creator work? How do fiction and non-fiction sources illustrate essential human concerns?
    ImagineHow can I use Google Tour Creator to demonstrate an understanding of a certain aspect of the anchor text?
    PlanExplore and analyze the effectiveness of a variety of museum exhibitions (brick and mortar and virtual). Come up with a plan for your own original VR expedition. Topic may be assigned or student selected. Once you have narrowed down your topic, write down your ideas about the topic in an outline form. Form for analyzing exhibitions. Draft your exhibition. Practice incorporating still images, Google maps, audio files, and text explanations.
    CreatePublish VR tour.
    ImproveTake turns with a partner and peer review, making suggestions for improvement.
    Closure / Student ReflectionsPresent..
    Possible Modifications / ExtensionsVR spaces can be adjusted to scale to demonstrate understanding of basic ELA concepts (such as text structure) or as a summative unit-long project to demonstrate analysis of an anchor text.

    Evaluation (Pre/Post)  

    Insert Links to Google Forms


    Pretest Link:


    Post-test Link:



    Credits or Modified From

    YouTube Tutorial - Patrick Wirth


    Additional Resources / Help for teaching this lesson

    Google slideshow with workflow and linked tutorials



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    Teacher Comments of what worked / did not work well

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