DIY: Build your own Google Cardboard VR viewer Editor's note: We are highlighting this story for readers who might want to build their own Cardboard reader to follow the New York Times' launch of its NYT VR app. At the 2014 Google I/O developer's conference last June, the tech giant made a splash by handing out kits containing, of all things, pre-cut pieces of cardboard along with a pair of lenses, some magnets and a few other parts. Attendees could assemble these bits into homespun virtual reality viewers that, used in conjunction with certain Android phone models, could display 3D stereoscopic images (full-motion graphics, stills or video). Called Google Cardboard, the resulting viewer resembles one of those View-Master toys that kids from many generations have used to look at pictures in simulated 3D. (Indeed, Google and Mattel, the maker of the View-Master, just announced an upcoming mashup of the two devices.)
Augmented Reality: A new way of augmented learning Augmented learning is defined as an on-demand learning technique where the learning environment adapts to the needs and inputs from learners . Broadly speaking, "environment" here does not have to be constrained into the physical learning environment such as classroom, but could refer to such learning environment as digital learning environment, through which learners can stimulate discovery and gain greater understanding. The technologies conventionally used for augmented learning incorporate touchscreens, voice recognition, and interaction, through which the learning contents can be geared toward learner's needs by displaying plain texts, images, audio and video output. For example, in mobile reality system, the annotation may appear on the learner's individual "heads-up display" or through headphones for audio instruction . This system has been shown to improve life-time learning performance.
10 great virtual field trips to check out in 2017 Virtual field trips let you take students all over the world to unique experiences they wouldn’t get otherwise. Here are 10 to check out. (Public domain image via Pixabay.com) In 2004, I was about to start my first teaching job. Getting Started with Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality Pinterest Bring Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality into Your Classroom – Part 1 *This post is sponsored by Samsung.
How Virtual Reality is Being Used in Museums While a trip to the museum might have sounded like a bore many years ago, today’s museums are interactive environments that encourage engaging with the material and bring history to life. Many museums are even becoming destination locations for singles and families on vacation. One medium that museums are using to create more dynamic, interesting exhibits and displays is virtual reality. Dreams of Dalí: 360º VR Experience Entering Art Read also: Step into a painting with Woofbert VR How to Transform Your Classroom With Augmented Reality Augmented Reality is changing education. What started out as something that was simply “cool” has become a way to engage learners like never before. In fact, while I was first introduced to Augmented Reality through the Aurasma App, I never imagined that while walking through a trendy neighborhood in Washington D.C. this past summer, I would come across the first public interactive augmented reality mural dedicated to the life of the actor Paul Robeson. Designed by artist Corey L. Stowers, this mural allows viewers to scan and thus trigger images of his artwork with their mobile devices, accessing historical videos and original content that depict the life of the great athlete, performer, and civil rights activist. It was at this moment that I realized that Augmented Reality was a way to bring a new dimension to learning.
4 Great YouTube Channels That Provide Intelligent Content for Students April 5, 2015 For today’s post, we have curated for you 4 interesting YouTube channels to recommend to your students.These popular educational channels feature educative videos ideal for inclusion in classroom instruction. Students can use them independently to expand their knowledge and push the limits of their intellectual curiosity. The content shared on these channels is adequately challenging for students and will definitely benefit their cognitive growth and raise their critical awareness to a wide range of topical subjects. 1- Crash Course In this channel, teachers John and Hank Green provide some excellent video explanations and tutorials on a variety of topics related to World History, Biology, Literature, Ecology, Chemistry, and US History.
Does virtual reality really have a place in education? ~ Pioneering VR in Education I've recently had a few opportunities to work with some colleagues who are trying to infuse VR components into their curriculum. For me, watching people experience VR is hugely motivating. I love seeing kids engage in a lesson that they otherwise wouldn't because VR gives them a different mode of experiencing the content than the traditional methods. Top 10 virtual worlds for kids - Virtual Reality A large percentage of virtual world users are in their teens followed by the 16 to 25 age group. This is probably not surprising seeing how teenagers are one of the largest – if not the largest – users of computer games. And, did you know that the number of virtual world users broke through the 1 billion mark back in the early part of 2010?
The Augmented Future Of eLearning: Augmented Reality In eLearning - eLearning Industry In this article, you are going to witness the first iteration of a new type of head mounted display that is going to change the way we see the world. It will fundamentally change the way in which we learn about new subjects, and how we apply that knowledge in our everyday lives. The Microsoft HoloLens is the first product of its kind to change the environment around you. This technology is about to radically change the way in which you learn, and will hopefully revolutionize your perspective in regards to how you examine the world.
Why MOOCs Are Great for Teacher Development For a while there, the word “MOOC” seemed to be on everyone’s tongue. For many educators who had reached their saturation points, MOOCs were the education world’s version of a song you heard every single time you turned on the radio and little by little grew to hate. In the background of all this oversaturation though, MOOCs have actually been embraced by a lot of great schools and professors. And the courses now available include a number of subjects aimed directly at teachers. 3 Reasons to Consider Taking a MOOC Even if most schools didn’t require continuing education, teachers could benefit from seeking out opportunities to learn more.
uk.businessinsider Melia Robinson Sitting at a picnic table outside The Treehouse, a cheap grub spot on the Stanford University campus, seven students chow down while passing around a futuristic-looking headset. It's clunky and indiscreet, like a prop from "Back to the Future II." How To Use Augmented Reality In Education When you were a kid, did you watch RoboCop and totally love the heads-up display? What about the fascinating visuals in Minority Report or Iron Man? They’re basically a form of augmented reality (AR for short). Augmented reality is not something limited to just Hollywood blockbusters though.