Metaverse Classroom Augmented Reality Experiences for Teachers and Students

A few weeks ago I had the chance to connect with the team at Metaverse. They’ve created an augmented reality platform that makes it easy for teachers and students to create amazing augmented reality experiences without having to code. Watching a live demo of Metaverse in action, I was definitely surprised by just how easy it […]

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Inspiring Readers and Writers with Virtual Reality: Point of View Activity

Last week I spent time in North Carolina working with teachers who were preparing for an upcoming reading and writing unit. One of the main areas of focus for this particular ELA unit was point of view. From how characters in literature perceive a situation to the way writers express their own point of view, we discussed a handful of strategies for helping students tackle this area of focus for the upcoming unit. As our discussion moved to thinking about how digital tools could elevate and energize…

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Augmented Reality Learning with Lifeliqe HoloLens at ISTE

One of the highlights from my trip to ISTE in San Antonio this year was meeting the team at Lifeliqe! I had the chance to try out the Lifeliqe HoloLens and curriculum to see their new tool in action. During my demo I was able to move through a set of lessons that included a 3D model of a shark…

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15 Fantastic Virtual Reality in Education Resources

This week I had the chance to lead a virtual reality lesson with a group of second graders. It was absolutely amazing to see the students spinning around and looking side-to-side as they explored the top of a mountain and the bottom of the ocean. On this 360 Thursday I wanted to share some of […]

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Cloud QR Image, Video and Audio QR Code Creator

If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love QR codes. Cloud QR is an app that makes it simple to create QR codes from images, sounds and video. With Cloud QR, users can create QR codes that link to a website as well as other types of media. Instead of following […]

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London Virtual Reality: 360 Video Tour for Students

My goal of sharing and capturing 360 video continues with today’s posts! There are a fantastic series of videos from The Telegraph, perfect for taking students on a virtual reality tour of London. With these resources students can explore a range of places and hear stories from different spots in the United Kingdom. YouTube hosts […]

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360 Video Spotlight: Mount Everest Virtual Reality from LIFE VR

Although it’s warming up here in the northeast I definitely felt a chill as I watched these fantastic 360 videos from LIFE VR. With this collection of four video clips you can introduce students to a Mount Everest virtual reality experience. Students will follow the journey of climbers from preparation at home to making it […]

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360 Video Spotlight: Museum of Natural History Virtual Reality

Last week I introduced a new Thursday series of Facebook posts and blog posts all about 360 video. Today I want to spotlight a great resource for finding and sharing 360 video and a super cool video you may want to share with students. Vimeo is a popular video sharing tool, especially in schools that have blocked […]

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Why I’m Excited About 360 Video in Education

If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you know that I’ve been really excited about virtual reality this year. One of my favorite types of resources are the 360 videos that transport students to new places. I’ve featured some of these resources on my site, including virtual reality videos from CNN, National Geographic and Discovery […]

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9 Must-Have Virtual Reality Tools for Teaching with Google Cardboard

Yesterday I had the chance to lead a session for teachers on favorite tools for the reading classroom at the State of Maryland’s Annual Reading Conference. So what does this have to do with Google Cardboard? Well halfway through the session I shared Nearpod, a fantastic formative assessment (aka #FormativeTech) tool for teachers. In addition […]

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