School Virtual Reality: News & Views

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

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06
Aug
Watching The Seasons Change with ClassVR
Watching The Seasons Change with ClassVR 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/ It goes without saying that real experience in the outdoors is absolutely essential to give children first-hand knowledge about the cycles of nature. The [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Exporting and Uploading Files
01
Aug
Heathcliffe! It’s me Paint 3D, I’ve Come Home!
Heathcliffe! It's me, Paint 3D, I've Come Home! If you have recently purchased your ClassVR headsets, or even if you are a long-time user, it almost goes without saying that one of the most important things for you and your school will be creating your own content. Luckily for you, if you are a Windows [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
06
Jul
Using ClassVR to Promote Language Learning at AGB Foreign Languages Centre
Using ClassVR to Promote Language Learning at AGB Foreign Languages CentreAGB Foreign Languages Centre, Athens, Greece AGB Foreign Language Centre has been operating since 1977. With more than 40 years of experience in teaching English as a Foreign Language, they have made it their commitment to teach students, not only the language skills required to successfully [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, School VR Case Studies,
World Cup Map 2018
02
Jul
The World Cup, Fair Play and Building Empathy
The World Cup, Fair Play and Building Empathy Wherever in the world you are, the FIFA World Cup 2018 has undoubtedly been a hot topic of conversation. Here in England, we are waiting with bated breath for our first match of the knockout stages as we watch some of the giants of the game like [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
28
Jun
LGfL and Avantis Education Announce Strategic Partnership
LGfL and Avantis Education announce Strategic Partnership LGfL and Avantis are delighted to announce a strategic partnership to accelerate Virtual and Augmented Reality learning across nearly 3,000 schools in the UK. The initiative will save an estimated £500,000 and provide free access to the award-winning ClassVR portal containing hundreds of VR and AR resources, CPD [...]
Posted in: Press Releases,
ClassVr Headsets
26
Jun
Emmanuel College Use ClassVR as a Multi-Faceted Resource
Emmanuel College UsesClassVR as a Multi-Faceted ResourceEmmanuel College, Carrara, Australia Immersive IT is the Australian and New Zealand Distributor for ClassVR, the award-winning Virtual and Augmented reality solution. Emmanuel College is a co-educational, multi-denominational school located in Carrara on the Gold Coast. The College offers schooling from Prep through to Year 12 and has approximately 1600 students on [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, School VR Case Studies,
Oak Run Middle Hill Students
11
Jun
Using ClassVR for Virtual Field Trips at Oak Run Middle School
Using ClassVR for Virtual Field Trips at Oak Run Middle SchoolOak Run Middle School, Texas Oak Run Middle School is a secondary campus in New Braunfels, Texas, that has almost 1,000 students in grades 6-8. Below is a first-hand description of the exciting benefits of ClassVR and how Oak Run Middle School have already seen [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, School VR Case Studies,
World Cup Map 2018
08
Jun
FIFA world Cup
FIFA World Cup It's nearly that time again – love it or loathe it, World Cup fever is about to sweep the globe once more! With the first match between Russia and Saudi Arabia scheduled to kick off on Thursday 14th June, it presents the ideal opportunity to engage your students in conversations about geography, [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
04
Jun
Post SATS Virtual Reality Lessons
Post SATS Virtual Reality Lessons Up and down the UK teachers and students alike are breathing a sigh of relief – the Key Stage 2 SATS tests are (almost) over! However, with the writing assessments on the horizon and a full half term left to fill it is important to keep the learning focus going [...]
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Co-Spaces Comic Strip Conversation
17
Apr
Empathy for Autism with Virtual Reality
Empathy for Autism with Virtual Reality During World Autism Awareness Week, plenty of schools, families and organisations came together to help raise money and awareness for people with autism. As a company which works with a vast number of schools around the world, giving all students an engaging and exciting learning experience is vitally important. [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Gonzales Middle School Students with ClassVR headsets
09
Apr
Using ClassVR for Narrative Writing at Gonzales Middle School
Using ClassVR for Narrative Writing at Gonzales Middle SchoolGonzales Middle School, Louisiana Gonzales Middle School, Louisiana provides secondary education for students in grades 6-8. Below is a first-hand description of the exciting benefits of ClassVR and how Gonzales Middle School have already seen improvements in their students' work by embedding ClassVR into their lessons ENTHUSIASM [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, School VR Case Studies,
National Marine Aquarium
06
Apr
Diving to the depths of the Ocean with the National Marine Aquarium and ClassVR
Diving to the depths of the Ocean with the National Marine Aquarium and ClassVRNational Marine Aquarium, Plymouth DISCOVERING MARINE LIFE WITH VIRTUAL REALITY The National Marine Aquarium is the largest public aquarium in the UK, welcoming 300,000 visitors per year, including 30,000 school children who participate in our award-winning learning programme. For over twenty years, [...]
ERA Awards Winners Logo
19
Mar
ClassVR wins Education Resource Award 2018
ClassVR wins Education Resource Award 2018 ClassVR from Avantis Education has been named as winner of the Secondary Resource or Equipment category at the Education Resource Awards 2018. The ERA Awards highlight and reward the quality and diversity of educational products, resources, services and people as well as the best educational establishments and the most dedicated [...]
Posted in: Press Releases,
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15
Mar
Virtual Reality investment to benefit East Renfrewshire pupils
Virtual Reality investment to benefit East Renfrewshire pupils East Renfrewshire Council has become the first local authority in the UK to invest in a class set of virtual reality headsets for every school in the area. The £250,000 investment will ensure virtual reality and 3D learning becomes an embedded part of teaching for all pupils [...]
Posted in: Press Releases,
14
Mar
Go Diving with ClassVR at the Marine Discovery Centre, South Australia
Go Diving with ClassVR at the Marine Discovery Centre, South AustraliaMarine Discovery Centre, South Australia Immersive IT is the Australian and New Zealand Distributor for ClassVR, the award-winning Virtual and Augmented reality solution. DISCOVERING MARINE LIFE WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY Since 1997, the Marine Discovery Centre in South Australia has existed to empower primary school students through [...]
14
Mar
Using Virtual Reality to make Science Lessons Come Alive at Nagel Middle School
Using Virtual Reality to make Science Lessons Come Alive at Nagel Middle SchoolNagel Middle School, Cincinnati Nagel Middle School, Cincinnati, encourages and prepares students to be engaged in their learning and empowers them to be self-advocates.  They also believe that a challenging curriculum and strong relationships with students, parents and staff are vital to helping students excel. Below [...]
13
Mar
New Content Released for VR and AR Resources
New Content Released for VR and AR Resources As former teachers, we know how difficult it can be to find new and interesting ways of approaching topics or to find ways of integrating new technology and new content to the extent that it positively enriches the learning experience. Because of this, we are regularly adding [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
VR School Lesson Plans
09
Mar
What Is the Impact of using Virtual Reality in the Classroom?
What Is the Impact of using Virtual Reality in the Classroom? In teaching, you get used to things coming and going: teaching initiatives, curricula, assessment tools, approaches. Sometimes it seems that you can be just getting used to a way of working and then it changes. What really stands the test of time in teaching? [...]
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08
Mar
How Virtual Reality can be used to Support Children with Special Educational Needs
How Virtual Reality can be used to Support Children with Special Educational Needs Charlton Park Academy is a Special Academy for students with complex, low incidence special educational needs. Based in Greenwich, London, Charlton Park goes above and beyond to transform the lives of its students, focusing on ensuring that they become happy and fulfilled both as [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Artistic Picture
07
Mar
Appreciating Art From All Angles
Appreciating Art From All Angles When reviewing different artists’ works it can be difficult to get a sense of what the piece is really like. This becomes even more true when the artwork in question is three-dimensional. It is not all that often that students are able to visit the sculptures they are studying and [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
06
Mar
Volcanoes In VR: Adapting Lesson Plans for Younger Age Groups
Volcanoes in VR: Adapting Lesson Plans for Younger Age Groups 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/ Volcanoes! Lava! Eruption! This is a brilliant topic for so many age groups and ClassVR can help keep that fire [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
06
Mar
05
Mar
Lesson Plans: The Moon in VR for Older Children
Lesson Plans: The Moon in VR for Older Children 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/ ClassVR lesson plans offer a range of ideas across all curriculum areas. However, sometimes teachers are put off using the resources [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
01
Mar
Embracing Virtual Reality With ClassVR at King’s School Nad Al Sheba
Embracing Virtual Reality with ClassVR at King's School Nad Al ShebaKing's School Nad Al Sheba, UAE Kings School Nad Al Sheba, United Arab Emirates, focus their teaching on developing the skills and values that will enable students to become thinking, informed and confident people, able to meet the international challenges of the 21st century. Below is [...]
26
Feb
Teachers Helping Teachers with ClassVR at Emmanuel Lutheran School
Teachers Helping Teachers with ClassVR at Emmanuel Lutheran SchoolEmmanuel Lutheran School, Arizona Emmanuel Lutheran School has been providing preschool through 8th grade education services for over 45 years in Tempe, Arizona.  As our society and students have changed over time, we have remained on the lookout for the best technology to bring into our classrooms [...]
20
Feb
ClassVR 2.0 Updates
ClassVR 2.0 Updates We’re releasing some great new features for ClassVR to make it even easier to use in the classroom. Read our overview for a quick update on the new features or click on the video below and let our Education Specialist, Hannah, take you through each point. LIBRARIES You’ll notice a few changes [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Primary School Pupils using VR Headsets
14
Feb
New Virtual Reality Technology Pushing Classroom Boundaries
New Virtual Reality Technology Pushing Classroom Boundaries Immersive IT is the Australian and New Zealand Distributor for ClassVR, an award-winning Virtual and Augmented reality solution. Students from Albany’s Mt Lockyer Primary School first to use ClassVR “The only source of knowledge is experience” – Albert Einstein Students of Mount Lockyer Primary School, in Western Australia’s South-West, [...]
Posted in: Press Releases, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
13
Feb
ClassVR announced as ERA Award finalists for 2018
ClassVR announced as ERA award finalists for 2018 The world’s first virtual and augmented reality set designed specifically for schools, ClassVR has been announced as finalists in both the Primary Resource or Equipment category and the Secondary Resource or Equipment category for the ERA Awards for 2018. The ERA Awards highlight and reward the quality [...]
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13
Feb
ClassVR being put to Good Use in the Care Sector
ClassVR being put to Good Use in the Care Sector Virtual Reality technology came to the rescue for one resident of Yorkare Homes’ Westfield Park Care Home. Shirley, who suffers from dementia, sadly became too unwell to go to her son’s wedding in Italy but didn’t have to miss out on all the excitement of [...]
Posted in: Press Releases, School VR Case Studies,
30
Jan
ClassVR Highly Commended at Bett Awards 2018
ClassVR Highly Commended at Bett Awards 2018 We are delighted to announce that ClassVR received the ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Digital Devices category at the prestigious BETT Awards 2018. The awards provide a showcase for the best innovations in education technology to support and inspire teaching and learning. ClassVR from Avantis is a ground-breaking [...]
Posted in: Press Releases,
09
Jan
Enhancing and Expanding Lessons for Current Learners and Future Leaders
Enhancing and Expanding Lessons for Current Learners and Future LeadersTrinity Catholic High School, Missouri Trinity Catholic High School in St Louis, Missouri educates young women and men through a comprehensive program of academic excellence. Below is a first-hand description of the exciting benefits of ClassVR and how Trinity Catholic High School have already seen improvements in [...]
05
Jan
5 Star Award Winning ClassVR
5 Star Award-Winning ClassVR ClassVR from Avantis Education has been named 5* Winners in the Science category of the Tech for Teachers Awards for 2018. The Tech for Teachers Awards scheme which was launched in 2017 by the publishers of Technology and Innovation and Teach Secondary magazines is aimed at identifying the best classroom innovations [...]
Posted in: Press Releases,
VR School Lesson Plans
15
Dec
The Digital Competence Framework and ClassVR
Digital Competence Framework and ClassVR The Digital Competence Framework (DCF) has been introduced into the curriculum in Wales to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to confidently, creatively and critically use technologies. The framework comprises 4 strands: Citizenship, Interacting and Collaborating, Producing and finally Data and Computational Thinking. These strands have then been [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
06
Dec
Top 10 Ways to Use ClassVR
Top 10 Ways to Use ClassVR ClassVR is the world’s first complete virtual and augmented reality set designed specifically for schools, with standalone headsets, intuitive gesture controls, a huge library of content and an easy-to-use teacher management portal. Here we have collected just a few of our favourite ways for bringing virtual and augmented reality [...]
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Penybont Primary School Teacher Training Event
27
Nov
Teacher Training Event for Welsh User Schools
Teacher Training Event for Welsh School Users17th November 2017: Penybont Primary School, Bridgend, Wales I’m Sarah, and I’m the (very) new Marketing Executive for ClassVR from Avantis. To help get me familiar with ClassVR, I was invited to attend the User Schools Teaching Event at Penybont School in Wales last Friday. The training session, carried [...]
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Bett Logo 2018
17
Nov
ClassVR announced as Bett award finalist for 2018
ClassVR announced as Bett award finalist for 2018 The world’s first virtual and augmented reality set designed specifically for schools, ClassVR has been announced as a finalist in the Digital Devices category for the Bett Awards 2018. The Bett Awards, which form part of the Bett Show each year, provide a showcase of resources and [...]
Posted in: Press Releases,
31
Oct
Create and explore 3D worlds in the classroom with CoSpaces and ClassVR
Create and explore 3D worlds in the classroom with CoSpaces and ClassVR We're excited to announce our integration with CoSpaces, an incredible tool that gives your students the power to create 3D worlds in any browser and experience them in 360 with ClassVR. The possibilities are endless – students can build scenes from stories, create [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
crowlands primary school creative writing example
28
Sep
Using ClassVR to Boost Engagement at Crowlands Primary School
Using ClassVR to Boost Engagement at Crowlands Primary SchoolCrowlands Primary School, Romford, UK Crowlands is a larger-than-average sized primary school which serves the London Borough of Havering. It became a ClassVR Pioneer school back in March and since then has invested in three more class sets to boost engagement across the school. FIRST VIRTUAL TRIP [...]
st wilfrid's academy are using VR technology to engage students in a new way
27
Sep
Using ClassVR to Drive Progress at St Wilfrid’s Academy
Using ClassVR to Drive Progress at St Wilfrid's Academy.St Wilfrid's Academy, Blackburn, UK Serving the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen and parts of Pennine Lancashire, St Wilfrid’s Church of England Academy places a strong emphasis on engagement for all students. The staff are committed to embracing modern technology to maximise learning, making them an ideal [...]
arctic vr classroom experience
20
Sep
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 [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
inside-ramesses vi tomb vr classroom activity
31
Aug
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 [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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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