New School Term Virtual Reality Teaching Ideas
New School Term Virtual Reality Teaching Ideas Welcome Back! Having had a summer being told how lucky you are to have such long holidays while managing your time to accommodate: planning for the new term, gathering resources, transforming your classroom AND hopefully spending some time relaxing and enjoying yourself, it is now September. No matter [...]
Lesson Plans: Visit Ancient Egypt with VR
Lesson Plans: Visit Ancient Egypt with VR This is part of our Lesson Plan Focus series. To download samples of the planning materials that come included in the ClassVR Subscription, see http://www.classvr.com/school-curriculum-content-subjects/sample-lesson-plans/ Ancient Egypt was always one of my favourite topics in school, both as a teacher and a student. Like most history topics it [...]
The magic of using augmented reality to deliver engaging school lessons
The magic of using augmented reality to deliver engaging school lessons A number of my recent blog articles have discussed different learning opportunities created by virtual reality experiences, but ClassVR has a whole other side to it- augmented reality. For those of you with puzzled looks on your faces, augmented reality means that computer-generated images [...]
Bring out your inner scientist with virtual reality lessons
Bring out your inner scientist with virtual reality lessons The word science often brings to mind incredible things: chemical explosions, space travel, tiny molecules, but the truth is that this can sometimes be difficult to translate into the classroom. How can you convey the vastness of space from a picture or a model? As I’ve [...]
What is the right way to manage Virtual Reality in the classroom?
What is the right way to manage Virtual Reality in the classroom? A key word that crops up in and around school is flexibility. Timetables change, the course of learning changes and ideas change so that whatever is being used in the classroom, whether it is technology, lesson plans or groupings, they need to be [...]
Bring History to life in school with Virtual Reality
Bring History to life in school with Virtual Reality When I taught KS2, some of my absolute favourite topics to teach were History-based: Ancient Egyptians, World War II, Tudors. There was something about them; there was a story to tell and my students always loved a good story. A huge challenge faced when teaching History [...]
Why is virtual reality the next step in student engagement?
Why is virtual reality the next step in student engagement? What does successful teaching and learning look like? When different people answer this question you may hear words like ‘progress’ and ‘challenged’, however the term you are most likely to hear, the aspect that is identified as being one of the hallmarks of successful learning [...]