360 tours are a fantastic way to bring new students, parents, and community members into your school for a closer look. There’s no need to hire an expensive designer or photographer, just snap some pictures with your phone or an entry level 360 camera and upload to ThingLink.
Below, we’ve compiled some of the best examples of teachers, libraries, and schools that have created 360 virtual tours. Explore for inspiration and ideas!
In this tour of the media center from Nelle Shean, students can find different reading sections and learn what the process is if they forget their iPad.
via Lisa Stumpf
New students can learn everything from what to do when they first walk into class, to where to find the week’s assignments, to the process for no-name homework. Mrs. Stumpf has done a fantastic job pointing out all the resources of note in her classroom, hopefully alleviating new class jitters for some students.
via 21st CCCS
For an online school like 21st CCCS, a virtual tour of their offices may help students and parents feel more connected. A calendar tag is updated monthly to keep everyone up to date with what’s happening.
Though we’re not in a school, this Library makes excellent use of transition tags to guide us from one room to another. We get to explore through video tours, written histories, slides showcasing the art, and a Google Maps tag to get us there. A combination of media types lets the viewer learn in as many ways as possible.
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The Constitution of the United States was adopted on September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today, public schools incorporate celebrations of the history of the US Constitution. Our image of the week comes to us from the amazing, Certified Educator: Jodie Johnston.
Students are returning to the classrooms with the start of a new school year; some were fortunate to travel. As a teacher, part of our mission is to introduce students to a wider world view than what they may have seen. One way to virtually introduce them to places we have traveled to is to embed 360 images into a standard ThingLink image of a map. Our image of the week comes to us from Juha Salminen.