Take a field trip — to anywhere! No mess, no stress, no hassle

Field trips are a great opportunity to break the classroom routine, while making the connection between classroom and outside world, but sometimes they can be a bit of a hassle rounding students, permission slips, and belongings and herding them through a curated experience.  Instead, you can now expose students to the outside world--much farther than … Continue reading Take a field trip — to anywhere! No mess, no stress, no hassle

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Storytelling through VR – the New York Times app

As teachers, we have witnessed the power of storytelling when it comes to making a lesson or concept stick.  It makes ideas and concepts much more tangible and interesting when we can relate real life experiences.  So let virtual reality show the way, with the New York Times VR app. “Go underwater or on the … Continue reading Storytelling through VR – the New York Times app

What does Google have to do with it? — Google Cardboard and VR in your classroom

As you can see, Google Expeditions is an app that really allows students and teachers to explore and discover.  As shown with the student above, every child in your classroom has interests, passions.  Help spark creativity and learning.  Don’t just teach students about geography--help them to see it, as part of the big picture.  Google … Continue reading What does Google have to do with it? — Google Cardboard and VR in your classroom

What is Virtual Reality? And why does it belong in my classroom?

What is virtual reality?  Essentially it is wearable tech that immerses you in a completely different environment.  The experience requires a PC, console, or smartphone to run the app or software, and a headset which secures a display in front of your eyes.  Put on the headset, and soar off to worlds unknown--from 16th Century … Continue reading What is Virtual Reality? And why does it belong in my classroom?