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?

Albert Einstein Knowledge Experience Quote

Einstein wisely stated ‘The only source of knowledge is experience’. So how do we deliver new experiences to students within the limitations of the classroom? What technology can provide a range of immersive and engaging experiences they couldn’t normally have at school?

Enter ClassVR from Avantis

The answer lies with groundbreaking Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology. ClassVR is the world’s first affordable VR/AR solution designed to give schools everything they need to deliver an exciting, engaging and truly immersive learning experience, whilst ensuring it is fully managed and controlled within the classroom.

With integrated headsets and inbuilt camera, a robust charging and storage unit, classroom controls for the teacher, over 500 VR and AR activities with structured curriculum-aligned lesson plans and a team of educational specialist ready to help schools implement this exciting new technology, ClassVR is revolutionising engagement within the classroom.

ClassVR School Virtual Reality Headset

We remember 10% of what we read, but 90% of what we experience…

ClassVR is built around the simple principle of Edgar Dale’s Cone of Learning. This states that after just two weeks we typically only remember 10% of what we read, but 90% of what we personally experience. ClassVR facilitates knowledge retention at the highest possible level, through immersive and engaging personal experience. Bringing personal experience into the classroom and engaging children in new activities not normally possible, holds the potential to truly transform knowledge retention.

After 2 weeks we tend to remember...

The Cone of Learning Diagram

Unparalleled learning experiences, from the safety of the classroom

Virtual Reality provides an unparalleled way to immerse and captivate students of all ages. ClassVR allows them to go places not practical, or even possible in real life, all from the safety of the classroom. Imagine exploring the inside of a blood vessel, the depths of the ocean, or the surface of the moon.

With ClassVR, places can be explored as if you were really there. VR helps students feel immersed in the experience, gripping their imagination in ways not possible with traditional books, pictures or videos. Enhancing and extending the learning experience is at the heart of what ClassVR does.

Curriculum-aligned resources and lesson plans

ClassVR uses pedagogically sound, engaging content along with structured lesson plans to help spark the imagination of students, leaving them with memories and experiences that help visualise and understand even the most complex of educational subjects. Over 500 pre-made activities are instantly accessible, covering a huge range of topics and curriculum subject areas, with teachers able to add their own resources, such as 360 degree photos and videos.

ClassVR also offers a unique Augmented Reality experience through ARC (Augmented Reality Classroom) software. The software uses the high-resolution front-facing camera to bring printed materials to life and show an animated 3D visual based on the content on the printed page.

Example VR Lesson Plans & Ideas

Simple classroom use

ClassVR has a number of unique and classroom appropriate features, including innovative gesture-based controls, enabling students to navigate through menus and content by simply using their hands, without the need to fumble for buttons or hold a physical controller. The gestures make student-led activities simple and enable them to instantly launch the content they would like to explore. Hand gestures are read by the inbuilt camera and are a fun way to interact with the devices and content.

School VR Headset Navigation Gestures

For teacher-led VR lessons, the classroom control offered through Avantis’ award-winning ClassConnect gives schools an unrivalled classroom VR experience. The ClassConnect classroom management portal enables schools to simplify the management of Virtual Reality in their lessons. ClassConnect gives teachers an intuitive way to discover and deliver engaging content, as well as control and manage the full experience of ClassVR within any environment, all from a simple web page.

Affordable classroom technology

ClassVR provides exceptional value for money, giving schools everything they need to deliver engaging lessons using this innovative technology. The Classroom Sets are £1999 and contain 8 ClassVR headsets and a storage and charging case to ensure they are always accessible and ready for class.

ClassConnect is purchased as an annual site licence at an affordable £249 for Primary Schools and £499 for Secondary schools and comes complete with over 500 VR and AR activities and lesson plans, with additional content being curated and made available to subscribers on a monthly basis.

ClassVR School Virtual Reality Set