virtual reality

10 Great Virtual Reality Apps – Education Article

The potential impact of Virtual Reality (VR) in the classroom can’t be overstated. It has become the most exciting education device in a decade, enticing students to become engaged in pretty much any topic that includes a VR overlay. As a learning tool, it’s affordable, inclusive, and worth the moderate learning curve required to get it up and running. Let me step back a moment and explain what VR is. HowStuffWorks defines it this way: using computer technology to create…

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Project Chimera: a Live Virtual Classroom Mixing Face to Face and Distance Learning – Education Article

Combining Virtual and Face-to-Face Learning is the Ultimate ‘Blended Learning’ Imagine teaching in a face to face classroom that includes a few monitors that display students connected remotely, displayed as virtual avatars that you could interact with as if they were pretty much there with you? These students can see their fellow students (those with you and those at a distance), can hear you and see any content you share or project, and can talk to…

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5 Ways to Create AR & VR Experiences and 5 VR & AR Projects – Education Article

As I wrote last week on FreeTech4Teachers.com observing and interacting with augmented reality and virtual reality content is nice, but after a while students will get bored with the pre-made commercial content. You can combat some of that boredom by putting students in charge of picking the AR and VR experiences that are of most interest to them while also being relevant to the topic at hand. You can further engage students by having them create their own AR and…

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Free Technology for Teachers: AR, VR, and Bowling – Education Article

Good morning from Maine where the sun is shining to start this Memorial Day weekend. We’re going to Maine Wildlife Park, riding bicycles, and playing outside for as long as we can put with the black flies this weekend. I hope that wherever you are this weekend, you can get outside too. Before I head out for a day of outdoor fun, I have this week’s list of the most popular posts of the week. These were the week’s most…

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Five DIY Virtual Reality Projects for Students – Education Article

Google’s VR Tour Creator offers an excellent way to create virtual tours that can be viewed in your web browser and or in the Google Expeditions app. Google’s Street View imagery is the backbone of the VR Tour Creator. To start creating a tour you have to identify a location using the built-in connection to Google Maps. Once you’ve identified a location you then add a scene to your tour. At a minimum each scene will include a Street View…

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Mock It Up! 9 Tools for Learners to Design, Blueprint, and Visualize Their Innovations – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“Proper perspective brings about clear direction.” – Mike Anthoni, Author of The Blueprint One way to truly inspire innovation is to send students on learning missions or challenges to invent or imagine a new app, vehicle, machine, building, or system that solves a problem. I’ve sent students on missions to imagine a house or vehicle for people to live on in space. I’ve challenged them to invent apps to solve real world problems they face or to help a superhero. I’ve gotten…

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Create Custom Interactive Experiences That Your Students Will Love with Metaverse – Education Article

This collaboration is brought to you by Metaverse and is based on my unbiased experience using their platform. Metaverse is one of the most versatile platforms teachers and students can use to create interactive learning experiences. What kind of interactive experiences? Augmented Reality Virtual Reality Choose Your Own Adventure Digital Breakouts Games Polls Multiple Choice and Free Response Questions Text Response Walls Photo Walls Geocaching Puzzles Scavenger Hunts and a lot more! Metaverse in Education Metaverse is one of those…

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Deep diving into strange worlds – Education Article

2017 was a whirlwind for me. I started a new job in a new sector, made loads of new friends there, learned heaps, and finished said job 10 months later before starting another one back in financial services. I haven’t had much of a chance to scratch myself! As a consequence, I haven’t blogged as frequently this year as I have done in previous years. However, while my posts may have been fewer, I dove deeper into a couple of…

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How student-created VR can enhance SEL and special ed – Education Article

Quality social-emotional learning (SEL) and effective special education (SpEd) programming look remarkably similar. Each relies on a positive, safe learning environment and touts activities geared toward student strengths and weaknesses. Both types of programming facilitate a group experience where individual outcomes are designed to be disparate, be recorded, and used to track growth. Because these two types of programming are similar in philosophy, it should come as no surprise that both SEL and SpEd can be enhanced and expanded by…

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Quick Strategies for Virtual Walking Tours – Easy EdTech Podcast 013 – Education Article

In this episode I share a spotlight tools for easy access to virtual walking tours for students. You’ll hear about why you should consider bringing virtual walking tours to your classroom and how you can incorporate this resource into your everyday instruction in just a few steps! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: So let’s make this EdTech easy… Choose your focus for the book club and decide on your expectations for students Set up the online space…

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25 more real-world examples of Virtual Reality – Education Article

A couple of years ago I started up Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week to promote real-world applications of virtual reality. The inaugural #VRwolweek unearthed 20 real-world examples of the emerging technology, and the enduring popularity of that blog post tells me that we are hungry for more. Loath to disappoint, I hereby present 25 more real-world examples of virtual reality, drawn from this year’s and last year’s events. I thank everyone who contributed to the following list. Kicking off…

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4 eLearning Trends For 2019 – Education Article

eLearning Trends For 2019 Here are 4 top eLearning trends for 2019 you should look for along with some advice from the experts. 1. AR & VR Continue To Break The Barriers Two buzzwords, in technology in general, and eLearning in particular, that have captured our imagination are AR and VR. Augmented and Virtual Realities immerse the learner in a more tangible, realistic learning experience that drives their engagement. However, eLearning experts are making different predictions about these technologies. Though…

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Step into the Worlds Most Innovative Mobile Classroom – Education Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome Raysana Hurtado from Intel and California Educator, Kennan Scott, onto the program to discuss how Intel is transforming education by demonstrating what might be possible in not just the “classroom of the future”, but the “classroom of the present”. This year, Intel traveled across the country working with teachers and students to showcase…

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Last Call to Download Six PD Webinars in One Convenient Bundle – Education Article

For the last week I have made my six most popular webinars of 2018 available to download in one convenient bundle. That offer expires at the same time the ball drops tonight in New York City (midnight Eastern Time). This package includes the following webinars that you can download and watch whenever you want: Introduction to AR & VR in Education 5 Ways to Blend Technology Into Outdoor Lessons Ten Search Strategies Students Need to Know Get Organized With Google…

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Crazy Eight | E-Learning Provocateur – Education Article

Is it just me or is every year a “big year”…? Well 2018 marked a decade of blogging by yours truly, and that alone is something that I’m proud of. Throughout the highs and lows that life gifted me this year, I was able to share another 8 thought bubbles in addition to my annual list of conferences. I call them my Crazy Eight and I recall them here for your enjoyment and critique… Battle scars – We can’t fight…

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