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JigSpace - AR presentations made easy. FRAME. Exciting Students with Virtual Reality Field Trips. Recently, I had the immense pleasure of introducing one of the most exciting and significant Greek tragedies ever, written by the great Sophocles, to a group of highly motivated, supremely intelligent, and innately curious ninth graders.

Exciting Students with Virtual Reality Field Trips

Our discussions were intensely profound and our analysis was rhetorically brilliant. Well… that is what I would have posted on Twitter to make everyone think I was the best teacher ever. The truth is that this is my first year teaching ninth-grade English and I didn’t know any more about Greek tragedies than my students. I have taught English for many years, but Sophocles was a mysterious and abstract idea, and to be honest, quite scary. As you can imagine, my freshmen weren’t really that interested in a Greek playwright who was alive 2,500 years ago.

Overcoming “Tragedy” So what’s a teacher to do? During one planning period, while wrestling with my “tragic” ignorance, I Googled this Theater of Dionysus to see what it looked like. Exciting Students with Virtual Reality Field Trips. VR Review: Here’s How Oculus Quest Compares With Go — Apps and All. Immerse to Learn - Classimmerse - VR and AR Learning and Training. AR/VR Learning & Creation. MERGE EDU Platform - Day 31 of #31DaysofARVRinEDU. Thyng - Day 22 of #31DaysofARVRinEDU. RoundMe - Day 28 of #31DaysofARVRinEDU. 4D Anatomy - Day 23 #31DaysofARVRinEDU. 360 Camera - Day 24 of #31DaysofARVRinEDU. Professional Development. Virtual Field Trip. Google Tour Creator - Day 13 of #31DaysofARVRinEDU. ClassVR – Virtual Reality for the Classroom. Tour Creator. Experience Real History - Day 16 of #31DaysofARVRinEDU.

Shop at Experience Real History for Alamo Edition products. YouTube - Day 15 of #31DaysofARVRinEDU. Eureca - Day 7 #31DaysofARVRinEDU. ‎Plantale App- Plant Lifecycle. Professional Development. Curiscope - Day 10 of #31DaysofARVRinEDU. Creator AVR - Day 6 #31DaysofARVRinEDU. Edu: Make AR & VR in the classroom. AugmentifyIt - Day 5 #31DaysofARVRinEDU. Torch - Day 4 #31DaysofARVRinEDU.

Insta360 360 Camera - Insta360, the leader in 360 cameras. Roundme - create Stock 360 VR panoramic pictures virtual tour online. ClassVR School VR Classroom Bundle - 8 pack. Professional Development. 10 Oculus Go Virtual Reality Apps to Try in the Classroom. 250 Virtual Field Trips.... most of them are free! If you have been following my blog lately, you will know that I am absolutely (and probably ridiculously!!!

250 Virtual Field Trips.... most of them are free!

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Now students can create their own VR tours

Follow along on Twitter throughout the week to see more on how we’re celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. Since 2015, Google Expeditions has brought more than 3 million students to places like the Burj Khalifa, Antarctica, and Machu Picchu with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). How to create virtual reality panoramas. How to Use Google's VR Tour Creator. These New Web-Based AR and VR Tools Are Perfect for Chromebooks. Tour Creator. Virtual Field Trips. VR Training // Virtual Reality Education. An Educator’s Guide to Augment Learning with Merge Cube.

Along with Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality is quickly becoming popular in the classroom.

An Educator’s Guide to Augment Learning with Merge Cube

One of the most popular AR experiences right now is the Merge Cube. With a recent hot dollar deal on the Merge Cube at local Walmarts, many teachers caught the craze and bought out entire stocks of this amazing AR tool! Fabulous FETC Finds - AR, VR, MR & AI. In January, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Orlando, Florida for FETC 2018 (Future of Education Technology Conference).

Fabulous FETC Finds - AR, VR, MR & AI

Believe it or not, it was the first time I had ever attended! What I loved most about it was the number of tracks offered: Administrator, Information Technology, Educator, Special Education, and Early Learning. There truly was something there for everyone, and so many sessions that it literally took hours to choose a single day's worth of sessions. Though my intended focus was Computer Science, I found myself drawn in by some of the other offerings. Below are some of the amazing things I learned about the world of AR, VR, MR, and AI. Best VR games 2018: the 25 top VR games on PC, consoles and mobile. You spoke up, and we listened.

Best VR games 2018: the 25 top VR games on PC, consoles and mobile

It’s clearer than ever that, these days, virtual reality (VR) is treated like a novelty. Even with the best VR games to date, your headset is in the corner of your living room. Maybe it’s starting to collect dust alongside the PlayStation Move controllers you never thought you would have to buy at all, let alone at a premium. The 10 Best VR Apps for Classrooms Using Merge VR’s New Merge Cube. Getting Started In #WebVR with Vizor. Patches – Explore, Create and Publish VR on the Web. Professional Development. Virtual Reality Tour of Apollo 11 Spacecraft - K-12 Technology - November 15, 2017 - Big Deal Media. Nov 15, 2017 The Smithsonian Institution has made available a high-resolution 3D scan of the command module Columbia, the spacecraft that carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.

Virtual Reality Tour of Apollo 11 Spacecraft - K-12 Technology - November 15, 2017 - Big Deal Media

The highly detailed model allows anyone with an internet connection to explore the entire craft, including its intricate interior, which is not possible when viewing the artifact in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The Smithsonian is also making the data files of the model available for free download so the module can be 3D printed or viewed with virtual reality goggles.

Students can click the globe icon within the 3D viewer to go on a guided tour. Plus: The Smithsonian will celebrate and honor the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest achievements of human history with the traveling exhibition Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. ​The 10 Best AR Apps for Classrooms Using Apple’s New ARKit.

​The 10 Best AR Apps for Classrooms Using Apple’s New ARKit. On the Bright Side: Science teacher's sandbox sheds light on topography. Cory Raner's eighth-grade earth science class in Oneonta Middle School on Thursday was filled with the hum of excited students using an augmented reality sandbox.

On the Bright Side: Science teacher's sandbox sheds light on topography

With the room lights on and the machine off, the sandbox looked like a large overhead projector with a box of sand where the glass plate should be. Raner then flipped the light switch and powered up the machine. Instantly, the sandbox became a three-dimensional topographical map, the curvature of the sand displaying mountains, rivers and valleys in bright reds and yellows, low points became deeper blues. He dug his hands into the sand and a new valley appeared, he held his hand over the sandbox and simulated rainfall, blue rivulets on the mounds flowed the path of least resistance into the existent blue.

Students can “draw” land formations into the interactive sandbox and see how that changes the mapping, learning contours and geographic formations. Discover Virtual Reality Beyond Imagination. Virtually There: Kids are using VR to explore worlds and create new ones. Illustrations by Joe Magee Students who don’t struggle in social situations might never understand what it’s like for those who do.

Virtually There: Kids are using VR to explore worlds and create new ones

Junior and senior photography students at Parkville High School (PHS) in Baltimore, however, are using a new medium to give others a glimpse into emotions that accompany social anxiety. Using a Ricoh Theta-S 360 camera, the students created a short virtual reality (VR) movie about social anxiety called “Breaking Barriers”. “I have some students with severe anxiety problems,” says their teacher, Ryan Twentey, adding that the topic came up during class discussions.

“But in that classroom, they were open and willing to say, this is what I feel and this is how I feel it.” The movie opens showing a student getting ready for school, with a voice-over of her thoughts as she steels herself for the day. Students Create VR Field Trips in Charlottesville, VA. Setting up a shoot at the Jefferson School.Photos courtesy of IdaMae Craddock My sister gave me a Google Daydream for Christmas and suggested that my students would love using it to explore VR in the library. They do. While VR can transport students to a place where they can see things from a new perspective, it also has the powerful capacity to let them look at themselves in a new way. After purchasing a Samsung Gear 360 camera ($185), our first foray into VR creation was a virtual tour of our school, Burley Middle School in Charlottesville, VA. Edu: Create virtually anything. 360° & VR for Education.

5 ways to boost VR-content creation. When it comes to virtual reality (VR) in the classroom, consuming the content is only half of the learning magic, said Michael Fricano and Gabriel Yanagihara, teachers at Iolani School in Hawaii. Fricano and Yanagihara spoke to educators about developing students to be content creators during their presentation, “Changing the (Virtual) Reality of Education,” at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio. “[Virtual reality] experiences provide a high level of engagement when consumed, but creating VR offers an entirely different experience,” Fricano said in an email interview. When students create virtual content, they exercise creativity and hone critical skills, including research, planning, team collaboration, and video production and editing, among others, Fricano said. CoSpaces: Make your own VR experience. Create Your Own AR Experiences on Metaverse.

Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning? Though no hard numbers are available yet on how many K–12 classrooms are using virtual or augmented reality, new estimates suggest the technology could reach 15 million students by 2025. But without research to show the impact, experiences like landing on the moon or the sinking of the Titanic could be closer to entertainment than education, argue critics, who say much of what’s being marketed as virtual reality is not groundbreaking—or even new.

Computer scientists first began experimenting with “virtual experiences” in the 1950s, and by the 1980s goggles and gloves had been developed to simulate immersion in a virtual world. “My question is always: How is virtual reality different from educational film?” Asks Audrey Watters, who speaks extensively on the role of technology in education and writes the blog Hack Education. Wikitude Augmented Reality SDK. The Educational Potential of Augmented Reality. I’m not sure about you, but watching my neighborhood—OK, the entire world—become obsessed with the augmented reality (AR) game Pokémon Go, I knew I had better do some serious research into AR’s implications and applications. Virtual vs. augmented Sportvision Unlike virtual reality, which offers the user a 360-degree view of an artificial world, augmented reality superimposes an image, video or some other digital overlay onto our view of the real world in real time.

Using Google's StreetView App with Cardboard. 8 of The Best Web Tools for Taking Students On Virtual Field Trips. April 3, 2017 The Internet has brought the entire world right into our own homes. The world’s knowledge is just a click away. Our students have benefitted and continue to benefit from the wonders of the web in their own learning.

Virtual field trips, the topic of our post today, is one simple example of how the web technologies have tremendously transformed learning and teaching. Without leaving their own desks and right from within their classroom, students get to visit popular world museums, explore ancient monuments in Egypt and Rome, tour major cities in the world using web tools that are readily available either for free or at a cheap cost. 3 Tips to Successfully Create Virtual Field Trips in Your Classroom. The ‘Minecraft Effect’?: Educators Hope to Move Students From VR Consumption to Creation. The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide. EdTechTeacher Create Immersive Virtual Reality with Storyspheres.

Though impressive, the first Virtual Reality offerings in education primarily consisted of pre-created experiences where students could explore famous landmarks, geographic regions and unique locations. Google Cardboard Apps for the Classroom via @friEdTechnology. The 13 Best Budget VR Headsets for iOS and Android in 2017 - Shopomo. [Update 13 December 2016: Now includes a review of the original Samsung Gear VR headset which has come down in price to below £60 recently] An increasing number of people seem to be catching onto the fact that VR apps for Android and iOS smartphones are glorious fun, so we’ve decided to put together a buyer’s guide to 13 best budget VR headsets. Or perhaps a better description of the sector may be ‘enhanced smartphone holders’. Because at these price points, none of the VR headsets reviewed have any of their own onboard sensors, apart from the Samsung Gear VR.

Instead all but one rely on the processors, gyroscopes and motion sensors of the smartphones themselves. Class Tech Tips: 6 Ways to Use Google Cardboard in Your Classroom Tomorrow. Login. How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom. Save Pinterest. App of the Week: When augmented reality reacts with chemistry. Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from the editors of Graphite.org, a free service from Common Sense Education. Click here to read the full app review. GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! 8 Tips for Teachers Using Google Cardboard in School. VR, PBL, and OERs: Four High Hopes for Learning with Edtech in the New School Year. Using technology in schools is no longer just about preparing our students for college and career. Not only do they need the skills to navigate and utilize technology, but they need to understand how technology can connect them with people, places, and resources that were previously unreachable.

In 2014, I wrote about strategies for edtech success in the new school year, and in 2015, I wrote about edtech teaching trends for the new school year. Well, I’ve spotted some tools and strategies that have amazing potential to empower students and teachers to engage and learn more with the world beyond their school. Tech Tip: Bringing virtual reality to your classroom. 5 apps to jump-start augmented reality in the classroom. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My! Take your students on a virtual reality adventure. Google Expeditions in Full Rollout, iOS Version to Follow.

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone. Reality revisited: Getting started with virtual reality in your classroom  Bringing Learning to Life Archives - Geomedia. NASA’s Eyes. Expeditions Pioneer Program. Nearpod - Virtual Reality Experiences. The 29 Oculus Rift games you'll be able to buy at launch. Oculus Rift Begins Shipping. Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset: Cell Phones & Accessories. Google Expeditions Takes Students on VR Tours of Great Barrier Reef, Buckingham Palace. A new way to see your world.