Be VR Ready in 7 Steps – Back-to-school Preparation!
Globally there are two types of teachers this time of year, the first are just getting into their summer holiday and enjoying their well-deserved time off, the second have back-to-school preparation at the front of their mind. Whether you’re preparing for a new class or just preparing your classroom, we’ve got 7 steps to make sure you’re prepped and ready to use your ClassVR headsets first day back – whenever that may be!
Step 1: Brush Up on VR Headset Health & Safety
For the last 18 months health and safety has been a priority for all schools. As you prepare for back to school, we want to make sure students and teachers are comfortable and can confidently use ClassVR headsets safely. For appropriate use, clean headsets, and hands between each use. Further information can be found here.
Step 2: Check Your Headsets are Stored and Charging Correctly
First step, knowing where your ClassVR headsets are stored… once located, check that all the headsets are stored properly and charging in their case or cart – that way it’s ready to use first day back! Our ruggedised cases are designed to allow charging even when the case is closed and located with no fear of overheating thanks to the active cooling fans. Furthermore, remember to make sure your headsets are turned on and inside the storage case to allow for all updates to occur. For full instructions on headset care, read this guide.
Step 3: Explore Recently Launched Content
With over 1000 educational resources provided in the ClassVR portal, there’s so many opportunities to add value to your lesson with VR. If you’ve not had time to scope out all the content, spend five minutes searching subjects, topics or even keywords to see what ready-made collections you have access to.
Our Educational Services team are always working hard to create new and exciting content and have recently launched a series of 3D models from the Smithsonian Institute and LOADS more explorable scenes in Avanti’s World. To keep up-to-date with our latest content check out our blog.
Step 4: Get Ahead and Plan a Lesson… Or Two!
Now you’ve spent some time looking at what content is available, why not prepare some playlists ahead of your lessons? Using our intuitive drag and drop functionality, you can easily create custom resource ‘playlists’ within seconds, all ready to launch to your headsets at the click of a button. Remember to save them into your ‘My Library’ section so you can easily find them later. If you’re struggling for inspiration, download our resource to see how our community have been getting creative with ClassVR.
Step 5: Experiment with Creating Your Own Content
Not been able to find a resource you need? Not a problem! ClassVR allows you to upload your own VR content. Whether that’s a 360-degree photo or video you’ve taken, a 3D model created in Paint 3D or one you’ve downloaded from Sketchfab, you can easily upload and share with your students. What’s even better is the ClassVR portal integrates directly with ThingLink and CoSpaces so you can even create explorable scenes! For more hints and tips around this, read this blog.
Step 6: Visit Avanti’s World – Collaborative & Explorable VR Scenes
If you haven’t already, it’s a great time to explore some of the hundreds of explorable scenes in Avanti’s World! Fly to the moon, travel through the eye of a storm, take a walk with the dinosaurs or climb the Beanstalk with Jack – there’s so many opportunities that students can access anywhere, on any device! Each scene comes with a comprehensive suite of additional information, tasks and activities rounded up with a quiz to test knowledge to ensure your students get the most out of every exploration. From your ClassVR portal, simply look for Avanti’s World Showcase under “Subscriptions” and start exploring, or learn more about Avanti’s World here.
Step 7: Check Your Subscription Expiration
Much like ensuring your headsets are charged and ready to use, it’s important to make sure your ClassVR portal licence is still live so you have continued access to 1000s of educational resources. To check when your subscription expires, access Settings > Administration Portal. For any questions around these, please contact email@example.com.
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