Minnewashta: VR and AR in the Classroom

Minnewashta: VR and AR in the Classroom


you can really do a lot of things with them it can really help learning in a lot of ways you can go virtually to other places when you’re wearing the VR goggles you can see them there they’re right in front of you Heather Baker and I wrote a foundation grant last year to get virtual reality goggles Heather found these augmented reality cubes so we used the monies that was granted to us to purchase these items the augmented reality type of experiences and the VR experiences are very new are just now starting to become more mainstream it’s exciting because I don’t think they had this in the past they definitely didn’t have it like at all in the past those buttons that you can access things to learn about them these cubes it’s really interesting is that when you use the phones to think what the apps to look at them you can basically see something you can hold it you can like play with it there is one called my body you can basically see the parts of the body which I think would be great in health class helps you remember because you actually seeing it and not just reading it or hearing it and with VR we can basically see to see what we want to see we could look at the International Space Station if we wanted to I think that this really meets the district goal this year of authentic learning because for example if you’re going to be talking about the Taj Mahal students can literally take a virtual field trip to the Taj Mahal it’s like being there but you’re not being there

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