School Virtual Reality: News & Views

The latest articles and updates on successfully using Virtual Reality in school

Underwater cave diving in Brazil
04
Jul
The flexibility of virtual reality: using a single resource across different student ages
The flexibility of virtual reality: using a single resource across different student ages Quite often, I’ll get asked a variation of the same question by teachers: what content do you have for young children? What about 11-12 year olds? Do you have content aimed at older students or those in continuing education? While there are [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Writing stories in school using virtual reality
17
Jun
Using virtual reality as a stimulus to story writing in Primary School
Using virtual reality as a stimulus to story writing in Primary SchoolBarry Island Primary School, Vale of Glamorgan (Wales, UK) Barry Island Primary School serves the community of Barry Island in the Vale of Glamorgan. As a Hwb+ centre of excellence and an Apple Regional Training Centre, Barry Island Primary is a leading technology school [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, School VR Case Studies,
Capture & view your own VR 360 photos & videos
15
Jun
Capturing & using your own virtual reality photos & videos in school
Capturing & using your own virtual reality photos & videos in school Of course, it’s really important that the content we provide is high-quality and curriculum-linked, but I think one of the most exciting things about the ClassVR system is the fact that you can easily get your own content on the headsets. Teachers in [...]
Posted in: Classroom VR Headset Management, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Creative writting with
02
Jun
The impact of virtual reality on creative writing at Penybont Primary School
The impact of virtual reality on creative writing at Penybont Primary SchoolPenybont Primary School, Bridgend (Wales) “My name is Anna Alford and I am a teacher at Penybont Primary. Over the last 12 years I have taught in all year groups, but I am currently in Year 5/6. At Penybont, we’re proud to be a [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, School VR Case Studies,
17
May
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 [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Schools Science Lessons in VR
05
May
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 [...]
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VR School Lesson Plans
16
Mar
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 [...]
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VR Pyramids of Egypt
07
Mar
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 [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
VR New Zealand Skyline
03
Mar
The Sky at Night: Astronomical sights in virtual reality
The Sky at Night: Astronomical sights in virtual reality I have to admit, my absolute favourite 360 panoramas we have available for ClassVR are those related to Space. Obviously, images taken from the Mars Rover and Chang’e Lunar Lander are absolutely spectacular (do take a look at our sample lesson plan: ‘Is There Life on [...]
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Virtual Reality at Mobile World Congress 2017
26
Feb
ClassVR at Mobile World Congress in conjunction with innovative tech company Crunchfish
ClassVR to feature at Mobile World Congress in conjunction with innovative tech company Crunchfish ClassVR’s intuitive classroom solution will be showcased at this year’s Mobile World Congress in conjunction with its gesture-based technology partners Crunchfish. Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA and held in the [...]
Posted in: Press Releases,
Student Engagement Through Virtual Reality
24
Feb
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 [...]
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School VR Storytelling
23
Feb
Using VR to encourage storytelling in early school years
Using VR to encourage storytelling in early school years As a former infant school teacher, one of the first things that really got me excited about virtual reality in schools was the enormous potential for inspiring writing. I taught in EYFS and KS1 classrooms for a number of years. As every teacher (and parent!) of [...]
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16
Feb
Full of classroom ideas after launching ClassVR at the 2017 BETT show
Full of classroom ideas after launching ClassVR at the 2017 BETT show As this is my first ClassVR blog post, I’ll introduce myself- I’m Zoe, another one of Avantis’ Educational Specialists and former teachers. As part of my role, I’ll be getting schools started with their headsets, seeing how they are being used and along [...]
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Penybont Primary School Using ClassVR Virtual Reality
10
Feb
Penybont Primary School becomes a ClassVR Pioneer School
Penybont Primary School becomes a ClassVR Pioneer SchoolPenybont Primary School, Bridgend Building on their success of being a highly respected LearnPad Leader School for the past three years, Penybont Primary was considered to be best placed to become a Pioneer School for ClassVR, the world’s first affordable VR/AR solution designed to give schools everything they [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, School VR Case Studies,
ClassVR sample lesson plan - Science The Heart
09
Feb
Virtual reality in the school classroom with ClassVR
Virtual reality in the school classroom with ClassVR In today’s digital world, finding new ways to engage students, increase understanding and improve knowledge retention is ever more difficult. How can we utilise new technologies to address this? Einstein wisely stated ‘The only source of knowledge is experience’. So how do we deliver new experiences to [...]
Posted in: Classroom VR Headset Management, School VR Content & Subjects, VR in School,
Hannah Davies at ClassVR launch
03
Feb
Introduction to the possibilities of virtual & augmented reality in school
Introduction to the possibilities of virtual & augmented reality in school First of all, let me introduce myself – I’m Hannah, an Educational Specialist at Avantis, but before I worked here I was a teacher for nine years (mostly in EYFS and KS1). The past few months have been really exciting for us; since we [...]
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25
Jan
World’s first virtual reality set designed for schools launches at Bett 2017
World's first virtual reality set designed for schools launches at Bett 2017 LONDON, EXCEL, January 25-28 2017, Stand C100: Educational technology company Avantis Systems, creators of award-winning LearnPad and ClassCharge, launches ClassVR – the world's first virtual reality set designed specifically for schools. ClassVR has been designed to give schools everything they need to deliver [...]
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