Educational Technology Roadshow

graphic image of virtual reality possibilities


One of the biggest barriers to understanding a new technology is finding the right tools to get started and the best way to integrate with your curriculum. The Ed Tech Roadshow aims to remove barriers so San Diego County educators can learn about emerging technologies the best way, through EXPERIENCE.

We meet you where you are by creating a low risk, informal environment to experience and play in while providing a network of support to guide you along the way. Let us help you discover the curriculum integrations and academic implications, while you imagine the possibilities. 



The first three regional tours in our Ed Tech Roadshow focus on student creation of virtual reality (VR) tours through the use of 360° cameras, Google Tour Creator, Thinglink’s VR Editor, and a curriculum framework for planning. We start with a photowalk. Bring your own cameras, or borrow one of our Ricoh Theta SCs. We’ll conclude the walk with an informal, no-host, social at a nearby establishment. The following week join us online for an edTECH-O Tuesday webinar where we show you how easy it is to create content using Google’s Tour Creator and the images you captured. Finally, we identify the career pathways associated with the growth and production of VR and mixed reality media.


1. A photo-walk using 360º cameras, explore this new technology
2. Networking, no-host, social (nearby & immediately after the photowalk)
3. Follow-up webinar with integration ideas & VR tour creation
4. Lesson framework for planning your own experiences
5. Information about career pathways associated with VR & mixed reality


Note: Roadshows will be reschedule when COVID 19 restrictions are lifted

Panama 66 in Balboa Park, the scultpure garden


Balboa Park & Panama 66

Tour Creation Webinar
Google VR; Tour Creator

Meet up at 4:30 p.m. near the steps of the San Diego Museum of Art. We will do a 360º photo-walking tour and learn a little about some of the history of the park. We will also work together to brainstorm classroom implications.

Then, around 5:30 p.m. we will head back to hang out and network a while at Panama 66, an open air restaurant in a courtyard right in front of the Marcy S. May Sculpture Garden near the west side of the San Diego Museum of Art. It's an informal, no-host meet up, in a place with amazing ambiance, and all are welcome. 

Join us  for a webinar showing how to use images to create 360º tours using the free Google VR Tour Creator. We will also provide a framework for lesson planning!

La Mesa Hidden Stairs, Mt. Nebo


La Mesa Hidden Stairs & Surf Rider Pizza

Tour Creation Webinar
Thinglink VR

Join us at 4:30 p.m. at the East base of the Hidden Stairs in La Mesa, at the corner of Acacia Avenue and Beverly Drive (91941). The 360º photo-walk starts with a short hike up the East stairs, then back down into the heart of downtown for a historical look at how the Mt. Nebo neighborhood and La Mesa Villiage area have changed over time. We will end the tour around 5:30.

After, please join us for a no-host hang out at the newly constructed Surf Rider Pizza Co. where New York style pizza is servered by the slice. As they say on their website, "Enjoy hot pizza, in a chill environment."

Join us on for a webinar showing how to use images to create 360º tours using the free Thinglink VR Editor.
We will also provide a framework for lesson planning!

San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge


Sweetwater Marsh & Galley at the Marina

Tour Creation Webinar
Google VR; Tour Creator

Come visit the Sweetwater Marsh at 4:30 p.m. 1080 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, 91910. We will practice using 360º cameras, take photos, consider how your students can become involved in creation of Virtual Tours for National Parks and other protected areas in San Diego, and network with other educators also interested in integrating environmental topics into their curriculum in interesting ways. 

We end the walking tour at 5:30 and then for those interested, come to a no-host social at Galley At The Marina, to hang out and enjoy views of the bay in Chula Vista. 

Join us on for a webinar showing how to use images to create 360º tours using Google VR Tour Creator and Thinklink VR Editor. We will also provide a framework for lesson planning!

SDCOE, Future Without Boundaries

Educational Technology Department
6401 Linda Vista Road, Room 308
San Diego, CA 92111