Australian and New Zealand schools are about to get virtual with an official Google Expeditions hardware bundle now available to order.
The kit is available through Australian based Google for Education Partner TFE Solutions, who offer three bundles priced from $5,480, for either 10, 20 or 30 students. Each kit contains hardware that has been has been carefully selected in partnership with Google. Each pack contains:
- Student VR Devices
- TFE Solutions VR Headsets
- Teacher Tablet Device
- Multi-Port Rapid Chargers
- Expeditions Router
- Expeditions Pelican Case and Storage
- Custom configuration, setup and guide
The hardware includes a dual-band TP-Link router which is custom configured to not react or interfere with existing networks and proxies.
For the students there’s specially selected phones for use in the headset that have been approved for use by Google. Each phone has a long battery life and a fast Adreno graphics processor. The headsets supplied by TFE Solutions also include a removeable front plate for easy access to the camera and headstraps making them easy to use during class.
Teachers get to lead the class on a tablet with a 10.1″ FullHD resolution screen and then pack it all up in the Pelican case.
Google’s Expeditions has a huge array of content for educational institutions to leverage, including options to let students explore places like the Great Barrier Reef or Government House here in Canberra. Google has been adding content for the Australian market including an Expedition of the State Library of Victoria at Nichols Point Primary School in Mildura, regional Victoria.
It’s pleasing to see an official Expeditions Kit on-sale here in Australia, now to see if any of our schools can afford to purchase it. If you or your school wants to know more you can see it on the TFE Solutons website.