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How to Remove the Fluff and Use Virtual Reality in a Meaningful Way – Easy EdTech Podcast 158

In this episode, we’ll dive into how educators can use virtual reality resources in a meaningful way to transport students to different corners of the world. You’ll also hear about how to access totally free digital VR tools to explore with 360 video, interactive panoramas, and more!

This week’s episode is titled How to Remove the Fluff and Use Virtual Reality in a Meaningful Way. I love introducing virtual reality resources to teachers and students. With so many low cost and totally free ways to transport students to different corners of the world, the possibilities are truly endless. So today we’ll focus on the intentions, and how to make sure virtual reality resources go beyond the “fluff” and “flashy,” so that it’s used in a meaningful way. 

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Virtual Reality Tips

  • First, identify your intention for introducing virtual reality.
  • Next, find a piece of content to share like a 360 image, 360 video, or interactive panorama.
  • Then,choose a few questions that will spark discussion.
  • Finally, give students an opportunity to talk with their classmates.

Sponsored by Hāpara

This episode is sponsored by Hāpara. Students need access to a wide variety of content for learning. Open educational resources provide the opportunity for students to learn everything from multiple perspectives using the highest quality, up to date content. And Hāpara’s Student Dashboard Digital Backpack is the only K-12 digital tool that provides a way for schools to distribute it seamlessly whether students are one to one in the classroom or learning from home. Visit to learn how to get started with OER in your school.

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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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