School Virtual Reality: News & Views

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

USS Arizona
02
Dec
Pearl Harbour – Virtual Reality Teaching Resources
Pearl Harbour – Virtual Reality Teaching Resources Pearl Harbour. Sunday, December 7th 1941. In the words of President Franklin Roosevelt, this is a day that will “live in infamy”. Up to this point, the United States had not entered World War Two, trying to maintain distance from the fighting and keep their troops out of [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
18
Nov
Guest Blog: Re-envisioning Teacher Education and In-Service Professional Development with ClassVR
Guest Blog: Re-envisioning Teacher Education and In-Service Professional Development with ClassVR The Education faculty of the Peter & Paula Lunder School of Education, Thomas College, Waterville, Maine are dedicated to the work of re-envisioning teacher education and professional development for its future educators. The Education school’s Center for Innovation in Education acquired ClassVR headsets and [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Geography Awareness Week
16
Nov
Build Excitement This Geography Awareness Week with VR
Build Excitement This Geography Awareness Week with VR On the third week of November every year, teachers, parents, students and geographically minded people host events, lessons and games as part of Geography Awareness Week. This week is designed to encourage people to learn more about Geography as a whole, explore their environments and promote the [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
15
Nov
ClassVR announces partnership with Varwin Education
ClassVR announces partnership with Varwin Education Today we’re excited to announce a partnership with Varwin Education to help provide even more opportunities for schools across the world to implement virtual reality into the classroom! What is Varwin? The Varwin platform is a productivity tool that makes it easy to create VR projects and learn basic [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Jutulhogget - Climate Change
11
Nov
Making Sense of Climate Change with ClassVR
Making Sense of Climate Change with ClassVR As 2021’s highly anticipated COP26 event in Glasgow comes to an end, teachers worldwide are looking at different ways that they can use ClassVR to help explain something as vast and complex as climate change to their students. In many ways, traditional media falls short of generating the [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Guy Fawkes
03
Nov
The Gunpowder Plot – Virtual Reality Teaching Resources
The Gunpowder Plot – Virtual Reality Teaching Resources The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was a failed attempt to blow up King James I of England and The Houses of Parliament. The main conspirator of the plot was Robert Catesby who worked together with Thomas Winter, Thomas Percy, John Wright and Guy Fawkes to plan this event.   Using Virtual Reality to Teach The Gunpowder Plot Who was [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Open Up Accessibility for Students with Virtual Reality
26
Oct
Open Up Accessibility for Students with Virtual Reality
Open Up Accessibility for Students with Virtual Reality Ludwig Wittgenstein once said “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”  As a school leader on an island off the West Coast of Scotland myself, I know first-hand the limited experiences and lack of accessibility our students had outside of the 2 islands the school covered.   A great example of this is [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
School Climate Action 2021
22
Oct
Immersive Climate Change Learning Experiences – Schools Climate Action 2021
Immersive Climate Change Learning Experiences - Schools Climate Action 2021 Last week we were at Stowe School and took part in the Schools Climate Action 2021 event. The Schools Climate Action Group, a student-led movement, aims to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change and encourage schools to become carbon net zero by 2040. [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Teachers and Students
11
Oct
5 Examples of Immersive Learning in Schools This Term
5 Examples of Immersive Learning in Schools This Term Teachers from across the world have already been delivering creative and inspiring lessons with ClassVR this new school year. From travelling to the Land of the Pharaohs to adventuring on the moon, we've seen SO many fantastic examples of immersive learning in schools!  Here’s a few of our favourites:  Around the World in 80 Days - Deighton Primary School, England If you’re starting a topic like ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ you know it’s [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
History of Great Britain
14
Sep
Experience the History of Great Britain from the Classroom
Experience the History of Great Britain from the Classroom Over the last few years, schools have been utilising XR technologies to teach a range of subjects with virtual reality becoming a popular trend when teaching history. Many history teachers are faced with the challenge of making their lessons relevant for all students, lessons they can connect [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
08
Sep
International Literacy Day 2021 – New Avanti’s World Literacy Scenes!
International Literacy Day 2021 – New Avanti’s World Literacy Scenes! Happy International Literacy Day 2021 from everyone at Avantis!   To celebrate, we’ve just released 8 brand new Literacy Land scenes in Avanti’s World – the world’s first educational virtual reality theme park.   From the old-English words of Shakespeare to the fairytale world of Snow White, if you’re looking to immerse and engage your students with famous plays, poems, and novels this International Literacy Day 2021 – we’ve got you covered!  What Exciting [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Transform your American History Lessons with VR!
17
Aug
Explore American History using VR in Avanti’s World!
Explore American History using VR in Avanti’s World! This week, we are thrilled to announce exciting new scenes in Avanti's World all specifically aimed at the American Curriculum! From Life in an Aztec Family and Lewis & Clark to the Declaration of Independence and the American Civil War... travel back in time in Trip Through [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Spitfire
02
Aug
The World Wars - Virtual Reality Teaching Resources
The World Wars - Virtual Reality Teaching Resources In the early 1900s, two of the most destructive wars in history shook the world. Between 1914-18, the First World War took place, followed only a few decades later by the Second World War in 1939-1945. The World Wars are two hugely important historical events and key teaching [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
3 Ways Virtual Reality Can Transform Education
27
Jul
3 Ways Virtual Reality Can Transform Education
3 Ways Virtual Reality Can Transform Education Learning and teaching is so much easier with engaged students. Teachers know that one of the key challenges facing them is student engagement in the classroom. With digital tools we have new opportunities - opportunities to distract and disengage children from their learning at school and in the classroom, as well as opportunities to transform education for good...  Digital technologies have become [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
ESSER Funding
22
Jul
Using ESSER Funding to Improve Outcomes with Virtual Reality
Using ESSER Funding to Improve Outcomes with Virtual Reality In light of COVID and the negative implications it has had on education, back in March, Congress announced the $13.2billion Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund (ESSER) to allow state educational agencies to address the continued impact of COVID in elementary and secondary schools. With [...]
Posted in: Uncategorized,
Image of the Moon
19
Jul
A man on the moon – Experience Apollo 11!
A man on the moon – Experience Apollo 11! On 21st July 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong, and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, were part of the mission to put a man on the moon – and became the first two humans to land and walk on the Earth’s moon. Today, you can travel back in [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Primary School Students Wearing VR Headsets
15
Jul
Be VR Ready in 7 Steps – Back-to-school Preparation!
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 [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Literacy Land - Brand New Avanti's World Land
14
Jul
Supporting Reading Literacy with Virtual Reality in Literacy Land
Supporting Reading Literacy with Virtual Reality in Literacy Land We are thrilled to announce the opening of a brand-new land inside Avanti’s World; Literacy Land! Joining Super Science Land, Engaging Earth Land and Trip Through Time Land, Literacy Land is designed to support reading literacy and takes students on a journey through some of the most famous literature there is.  Throughout K-12 [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
The Smithsonian Institute Artefact
12
Jul
The Smithsonian Institution – New ClassVR Content
The Smithsonian Institution - New ClassVR Content This week, here at ClassVR HQ, we are pleased to announce that we have added a brand-new category of exciting content to our subscription library – The Smithsonian Institution.  The Smithsonian is known worldwide as one of the greatest collections of historical artefacts on the planet and as [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
How to #FilltheBox
23
Jun
National Writing Day 2021 – Engaging with writing using ClassVR and Avanti’s World
National Writing Day 2021 – Engaging with writing using ClassVR and Avanti’s World On 23rd June 2021, schools up and down the UK will be celebrating First Story’s National Writing Day 2021 – a celebration of the power of writing and this year’s theme is Connection. The challenge that has been lain down for students this year is to ‘Fill the Box’ and create a piece of creative [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Refugees Camping
18
Jun
Power of Inclusion – World Refugee Week
Power of Inclusion – World Refugee Week World Refugee Day is an international day created by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe and marks the end of World Refugee Week. Every year, on the 20th of June, World Refugee Day celebrates the bravery and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. Some of the main aims of World [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Create Your Own VR Content
14
Jun
5 Tools to Create Your Own VR Content for Endless Virtual Reality Learning
5 Tools to Create Your Own VR Content for Endless Virtual Reality Learning ClassVR provides access to 1000s of engaging virtual and augmented reality resources, but the possibilities don’t stop there... you can upload your own VR content in seconds!   From sharing your 360 photos and videos with the class, to handling 3D models created by one of your students, or even walking through an exciting new virtual world, you can support virtual [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Students engaged in VR headsets
09
Jun
What Just Happened? The Drastic Change in Education
What Just Happened? The Drastic Change in Education Last week, Satya Nadella made a virtual keynote for the Microsoft Build Conference. My personal observation from the keynote was “Digital transformation that was projected to happen over the next 10 years is happening today”. If this is happening worldwide for all sectors and organisations, what does [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Underwater scene in Octorals New Caledonia
08
Jun
Oceans Day 2021 – Dive Into The Deep Blue With ClassVR
Oceans Day 2021 – Dive Into The Deep Blue With ClassVR Today for Oceans Day 2021, also known as World Oceans Day, we’re celebrating the importance of education in teaching students about how our oceans work, and understanding the different threats they’re facing! What is Oceans Day 2021? World Oceans Day was created by the [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Welcome to Avantis, Ian Stuart New Head of Education
24
May
Avantis Systems Names Ian Stuart as New Head of Education
Avantis Systems Names Ian Stuart as New Head of Education Stuart Brings Wealth of Knowledge from Microsoft & Experience as a Secondary School Deputy Headteacher. Avantis Systems, creators of ClassVR, today announces the appointed of Ian Stuart as Head of Education. Stuart brings over 25 years of experience in teaching and learning and in the [...]
Posted in: Press Releases,
19
May
5 Ways ClassVR is the Perfect Google Expeditions Alternative
5 Ways ClassVR is the Perfect Google Expeditions Alternative For many schools who are using Google Expeditions, the 30th June is looming… as this is the day Google removes the Google Expeditions app from all app stores and no longer supports the Google Cardboard devices or their Tour Creator tool. But this is not the [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Aerial shot of Dubai Marina
13
May
Virtual Field Trips – The New Class Experience
Virtual Field Trips - The New Class Experience Every year, students look forward to their class trips, student exchanges and activity weeks, all of which provide opportunities for students to interact with others, understand other cultures, reflect on their world views and create lifelong memories. However, for most schools across the world, local and national, [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Florence Nightingale VR Scene
26
Apr
Historical & Famous Women in Medicine – New Avanti’s World Content
Historical & Famous Women in Medicine - New Avanti's World Content Hear Ye, Hear Ye!  This week, we are thrilled to announce that we are releasing new content to Avanti's World that is accessible directly from the ClassVR Portal. This new content will help you learn about two famous women in medicine from the nineteenth century! They are experts in the field of medicine and are studied and recognised globally [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
360-image of Mount Kilimanjaro
14
Apr
How to Use ClassVR to Teach Humanities
How to Use ClassVR to Teach Humanities Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to teach humanities using state-of-the-art technology?  Imagine being able to put yourself in a particular moment in time, stand inside a tornado, explore Edinburgh Castle or visit Stonehenge without having to leave the classroom. All of this, and more, is possible with ClassVR.  Create Engaging Lessons for Your [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Main Entrance to Avanti's World
23
Mar
Avantis Launches First Educational Virtual Reality Theme Park
Avantis Launches First Educational Virtual Reality Theme Park Here at Avantis, we are always looking to create unique, fully immersive, and engaging ways for students to learn. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of Avanti’s World, the first educational virtual reality theme park, free to all existing ClassVR users until June 30th 2021. The [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
British Science Week 2021
08
Mar
Enhance Learning with Virtual Reality this British Science Week 2021
Enhance Learning with Virtual Reality this British Science Week 2021 Each year we dedicate a week to science. British Science Week 2021 focuses on “Innovating for the future” which encourages students to celebrate science and get creative and innovative when considering science concepts such as space, atoms and everything in between.  Virtual Reality Lesson Ideas for British Science [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
VRroomies Exploring Mars
03
Mar
Encourage Collaborative Learning in the Classroom with a Multiplayer VR Experience
Encourage Collaborative Learning in the Classroom with a Multiplayer VR Experience 2020 saw one of the most dramatic changes to the way we teach in modern history. With countries all over the world following strict social isolation rules, students had to do much of their learning remotely. With no collaborative learning in the classroom and interactions with their fellow classmates, it is no [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Students wearing headsets
19
Feb
BIOLOGY – Digestive System (Student Age 9-10)
BIOLOGY: Digestive Systems (Student Age 9-10)Diamond Junior School, Nairobi, Kenya This was the learners first lesson in their Science topic – The digestive system. ClassVR helped to stir curiosity around the subject and assisted learners in identifying the different parts of the digestive system, understanding their specific functions, and knowing how the human digestive system [...]
VRroomies interacting in VRroom
12
Feb
Avantis Launches a Free Social Engagement Tool for Student Well-being
Avantis Launches a Free Social Engagement Tool for Student Well-being We know first-hand the impact school closures are having on students worldwide and we asked ourselves, what can we do to help? Our dedicated team has been working tirelessly to help create a solution to combat isolation and improve student well-being and today, we are able to make that solution available to all schools [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Making Connections 1
30
Mar
HISTORY – Battle of Britain (Student Age 15-18)
HISTORY - Battle of Britain (Student Age 15-18)Stanberry R-II, Stanberry, MO, Gentry County, USA This session allows students who have started the WWII unit to analyze one of the first major battles of WWII. The goal was for students to be able to see some of the vehicles used during the battle and connect that [...]
23
Mar
BIOLOGY – Biological Systems (Student Age 10-11)
BIOLOGY: Biological Systems (Student Age 10-11)University of Glasgow, Glasgow UK Very recently, I started to look into the possibility of studying the effect of virtual reality in education, with the aim to analyse the impact that this type of technology has, not only on the understanding of difficult concepts in science education, but also on [...]
16
Mar
State Correctional Institution Elements & Compounds (Student Age 16-17)
CHEMISTRY - Elements & Compounds (Student Age 16-17)State Correctional Institution, Muncy, Pennsylvania, USA This was designed to be an introduction to the periodic table of elements, scientific method and significant figures. The idea was to make chemistry interesting and more concrete as it tends to be primarily an abstract subject. The students were encouraged to [...]
13
Mar
ClassVR Content Update – 13th March 2020
ClassVR Content Update - 13th March 2020Houston – we have new content! This week, we are thrilled to announce that we are now hosting a series of new videos on the ClassVR Portal from the amazing women and men at NASA. As part of their ongoing commitment to inspiring young minds, the team at NASA [...]
Posted in: Classroom VR Headset Management, Press Releases, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Students wearing ClassVr headsets
10
Mar
CREATIVE WRITING – Under the Sea (Student Age 9-11)
CREATIVE WRITING - Under the Sea (Student Age 9-11)Daviot Primary School, Inverness, Scotland, UK Climate Change / Reduce Plastics Topic. The children are developing their understanding of what is happening to our oceans; many children have not experienced or ever been in the ocean to observe what it should look like. Therefore, as a pre-session [...]
Students wearing ClassVR headsets
04
Mar
SCIENCE – The Moon Field Trip (Student Age 5-11)
SCIENCE: The Moon Field Trip (Student Age 5-11)Oh Jeong Elementary, Gwangju City, South Korea 2019 was the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing and as a result, I wanted the students to have an experience of seeing the Moon. These experiences were part of our work exploring space and understanding how vast our solar system [...]
03
Mar
ENGLISH – Return to Bude (Student Age 10-11)
ENGLISH: Return to Bude (Student Age 10-11)The Colleton Primary School, Twyford, UK Our Year Six pupils had recently spent four nights on a residential trip to Bude. We wanted to harness their exhilaration from this experience to generate some fantastic descriptive writing which needed to have a factual grounding that would build on their previous [...]
Australia Ocean
28
Feb
ClassVR Content Update – 28th February 2020
ClassVR Content Update - 28th February 2020 This week’s ClassVR content update is the first of an ongoing series of new resource releases onto the ClassVR portal and we’re starting off down under, with the new ‘Australia’ category. This category will appear alongside the other subjects in the ‘ClassVR’ section of your content libraries and [...]
Posted in: Classroom VR Headset Management, Press Releases, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Students with ClassVR headsets
21
Feb
SCIENCE/HISTORY – Introduction to Microbes (Student Age 10-11)
SCIENCE/HISTORY: Introduction to Microbes (Student Age 10-11)British School of Brussels, Tervuren, Belgium We work here at BSB with Integrated Learning Themes (ILT) which link all of the traditional foundation subject in a thematic learning  approach. This term, Year Six were looking at ‘Peace and Conflict’, with a focus on World War One and Two, but [...]
Student wearing ClassVR Headset
17
Feb
SCIENCE – Sense the Scene (Student Age 8-10)
SCIENCE - Sense the Scene (Student Age 8-10)Trevilians Elementary School, Louisa, Virginia, USA Using virtual reality, students were able to explore and describe locations that most students will never get the opportunity to see in person. This in-class vacation helped students to easily describe a setting using sensory words. Students learned the importance of describing [...]
ClassVR Portal
07
Feb
ClassVR Update – January 2020
ClassVR Update - January 2020Explorable Scenes Here at ClassVR HQ we are always looking for the best way to improve our content library to best suit the needs of our users and their students. Last year we introduced videos, the year before we started our library of 3D Augmented Reality models. In 2020 we are [...]
Posted in: Classroom VR Headset Management, Press Releases, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
04
Feb
ClassVR “Exporter of the Year” at Bett Awards 2020
ClassVR “Exporter of the Year” at Bett Awards 2020 We are delighted to announce that once again Avantis has been named as the ‘Exporter of the Year” at the prestigious BETT Awards 2020. The award recognises ClassVR’s success in demonstrating an outstanding record of export success in ICT products and services to the global education [...]
Posted in: Press Releases,
03
Feb
HISTORY: Mary’s Escape from Lochleven Castle (Student Age 10-11)
HISTORY: Mary’s Escape from Lochleven Castle (Student Age 10-11)ESMS Junior School, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Following Mary’s arrest, after the death of Lord Darnley, she was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle and forced to sign her abdication under threat of death. With the help of Willie and George Douglas she escaped during a masque May Day celebration [...]
Thinglink Interface
03
Dec
Thinglink and ClassVR
Thinglink and ClassVR Here at ClassVR, we are always looking at exciting, innovative new ways for our users to interact with VR technology – from creating and importing 3D augmented reality models to building and coding interactive worlds with CoSpaces. Now, we are excited to announce a new chapter in the ClassVR story – Thinglink.  [...]
Posted in: Classroom VR Headset Management, Press Releases, Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
DeLorean experience day at Penybont School
25
Nov
Win a Back to the Future DeLorean Experience Day
Win a Back to the Future DeLorean Experience Day We are giving you the opportunity to win a Back to the Future Experience Day for your school with a visit from the DeLorean. COMPETITION DETAILS We are giving you the opportunity to win a Back to the Future Experience Day for your school with a [...]
Posted in: Competitions,
12
Nov
READING INTERVENTION: Happy Places (Student Age 11-14)
READING INTERVENTION: Happy Places (Student Age 11 -14)Oak Run Middle School, New Braunfels, Texas We have students in our reading intervention classes, as well as English Language Learners (ELL), who struggle with test anxiety. I put together what I called a “Happy Places” lesson of places and things in the ClassVR Portal that they could [...]
Interconnected Systems Image 2
04
Nov
SCIENCE: Interconnected Systems (Student Age 10-11)
SCIENCE: Interconnected Systems (Student Age 10-11)Knox Grammar Preparatory School, New South Wales "Throughout this Year 5 unit of inquiry on ‘interconnectedness’, students conducted an investigation into living things. They were tasked with the question, How do living things adapt to suit their changing environments? Students began by exploring rainforest biomes and conducting a research project [...]
Antibullying co-spaces image
29
Oct
Anti-Bullying in Virtual Reality
Anti-Bullying in Virtual Reality With bullying effecting thousands of children each year and cyberbullying on the rise, why not bring anti-bullying lessons into the 21st century? Whilst technology can so often be at the centre of bullying, let’s use as a tool to help resolve it. The immersive features of ClassVR provide an ideal environment [...]
Posted in: Classroom VR Headset Management, School VR Case Studies,
Descriptive Writing Image 2
28
Oct
ENGLISH: Descriptive Writing (Student Age 10-11)
ENGLISH: Descriptive Writing (Student Age 10-11)Hanover County Public Schools, Mechanicsville, Virginia "Prior to this lesson, students were familiar with using Google Classroom and Google Docs for digital writing. They also had several lessons throughout the school year about how to create a descriptive writing paragraphs. This was the first experience students had using the ClassVR [...]
Exploring Spain 1
21
Oct
SPANISH: Exploring Spain (Student Age 14-18)
SPANISH: Exploring Spain (Student Age 14-18)Stoughton High School, Massachusetts "Over the semester, we have been learning about various cultural topics of Spain and trying to embrace as much of the local culture as possible. Throughout this, we have used 2D items and photographs, but it isn’t as engaging or realistic as a 3D models and [...]
Making Connections 3
15
Oct
SOCIAL STUDIES: Making Connections to Current Events (Student Age 10-11)
SOCIAL STUDIES: Making Connections to Current Events (Age 10-11)Countryside Elementary School, Barrington, Illinois "My students recently completed a nonfiction, current events reading unit.  Shortly after finishing the unit, I was shocked to see the spire above Notre Dame, engulfed in flames, crumble to the ground. This made me think about the opportunity my students had [...]
Sharks Image 4
07
Oct
ENGLISH: Sharks VR (Student Age 10-11)
ENGLISH: Sharks VR (Student Age 10-11)Fairview Elementary School, Fairfield, California "Students have been researching sharks from all over the world. We have gone over key words and vocabulary related to sharks and students have then written an informational text about a specific shark and have become shark experts." Laura Obando Elementary School Teacher PRACTICAL SESSION [...]
Virtual Footprints Issue 2
03
Oct
Virtual Footprints Issue 2: Facilitating Imagination
Virtual FootprintsIssue 2: Facilitating Imagination Simon Luxford-Moore of Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools (ESMS) in Edinburgh – a unique family of schools with a ‘diamond’ approach to education catering to 2800 students – takes the spotlight in Issue 2 of Virtual Footprints. Simon has taught for over seventeen years and has enjoyed a variety of roles [...]
Posted in: Press Releases,
Angles Lines Image 5
30
Sep
MATHEMATICS: Lines and Angles (Student Age 14-15)
MATHEMATICS: Lines and Angles (Student Age 14-15)Franklin High School, Livonia, Michigan "To begin this sequence of learning, we reviewed posters on different angles and lines to remind the students about key terminology. Then, we explored angles and lines around the classroom to enable students to have a tactile, first-hand experience of these concepts. Afterwards, we [...]
Students with ClassVR headsets
25
Sep
ClassVR for Universities
ClassVR for Universities Is ClassVR suitable for university students? This is a question we hear a lot within the Avantis offices, so our latest blog will be investigating exactly how and why ClassVR works so well within a university setting. As a teacher, one of the most interesting things I have discovered since working here [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
ClassVR Portal
23
Sep
ClassVR What’s New – September 2019
ClassVR What's New - September 2019 The latest update to the ClassVR software has bought with it a few small (but significant) changes.  Firstly, we have taken on board feedback from our users and implemented the ability to upload and view flat/2D videos and images to be used as tracks within the library. We are [...]
Posted in: Classroom VR Headset Management, Press Releases, School VR Case Studies,
Students with ClassVR headsets
23
Sep
How All Saint’s College solved a problem for The Salvation Army using ClassVR
How All Saint's College solved a problem for The Salvation Army using ClassVR Immersive IT is the Australian and New Zealand Distributor for ClassVR, the award-winning Virtual and Augmented reality solution. All Saints’ College, Perth is one of Australia’s leading independent Anglican coeducational schools. From Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, All Saints’ believe in creating learning environments [...]
Posted in: Primary Schools, School VR Case Studies,
Investigating Cells Image 5
23
Sep
SCIENCE: Investigating Cells (Student Age 14-16)
SCIENCE: Investigating Cells (Student Age 14-16)Irmo, Richland, South Carolina "At our high school, the Digital Integration Specialist (DIS), Susan, co-planned with a STEM biology teacher, Rebecca, to determine what videos and/or photos would be best to use. Because this was designed to review cells with students, we found and imported a 360 video of an [...]
The Plight of Refugees image 1
16
Sep
SOCIAL STUDIES: The Plight of Refugees (Student Age 10-11)
SOCIAL STUDIES: The Plight of Refugees (Student Age 10-11)Yonkers Public Library, Yonkers, New York The students were learning about conflict in different countries and watched the documentary “I’m Not Leaving”. The following week, Carl Wilkens came to the school to visit and with the students discussed the documentary and the themes which featured in the [...]
Student Created 360 Videos Image 1
09
Sep
SOCIAL STUDIES: Student-created 360 Videos (Student Age 10-11)
SOCIAL STUDIES: Student-created 360 Videos (Age 10-11)St Andrew’s School, Boca Raton, Florida "The student group researched why people have stress and anxiety and ways that people can help manage these feelings in many different outlets. The students wanted to showcase what it was like to be at a counseling session. The objective of the lesson [...]
06
Sep
ClassVR announced as finalists for 3 EduTECH Asia 2019 Awards
ClassVR announced as finalists for 3 EduTECH Asia 2019 Awards The world’s first Virtual and Augmented Reality set designed specifically for schools, ClassVR from Avantis has been announced as finalists in the Best Classroom Technology Solution category, the Best AR/VR Solution category and the Best use of Classroom Technology category in conjunction with Emmanuel College, [...]
Posted in: Press Releases,
CERN Laboratory
05
Sep
The Integration of VR into Teaching and Learning at ESMS Secondary School
The Integration of VR into Teaching and Learning at ESMS Secondary SchoolESMS Secondary School, Scotland "Virtual Reality is no longer inaccessible, unaffordable or unattainable. Neither is it a figment of science fiction, or merely a gaming accessory; its relevance in education is pertinent and hugely valuable. A fundamental cornerstone of my role as Head of [...]
Hot Air Balloon
05
Sep
The Integration of VR into Teaching and Learning at ESMS Primary School
The Integration of VR into Teaching and Learning at ESMS Primary SchoolESMS Primary School, Scotland "Virtual Reality is no longer inaccessible, unaffordable or unattainable.  Neither is it a figment of science fiction, or merely a gaming accessory; its relevance in education is pertinent and hugely valuable.  A fundamental cornerstone of my role as Head of [...]
Submarine Inquiry 5
02
Sep
KINDERGARTEN: Submarine Inquiry (Student Age 5-6)
KINDERGARTEN: Submarine Inquiry (Student Age 5 -6)Kinnwood Central Public School, Ontario, Canada Our students’ next inquiry was to learn about sea creatures. We left out books, pictures and provocations / learning invitations. They discovered different types of water transportation, such as submarines and how marine biologists research aquatic habitats. Some students requested to go scuba [...]
Comparing Australia image 2
27
Aug
GEOGRAPHY: Comparing Australia (Student Age 14 -15)
GEOGRAPHY: Comparing Australia (Student Age 14 -15)New Braunfels High School, Texas "Prior to viewing the Australia VR, students labelled a map of Australia and analyzed climographs of various cities in Australia. We wanted to explore and experience Australia in as much detail and depth as possible. The idea behind using ClassVR is to bring a [...]
Digital Cell Image 1
20
Aug
SCIENCE VR CASE STUDY: Digital Cell Models (Student Age 6-12)
SCIENCE VR CASE STUDY: Digital Cell Models (Student Age 6 -12)Hartwell Elementary, CPS, Cincinnati, Ohio "This lesson can be done as enrichment or as a technology extension within the science curriculum. It is used to support the visual and conceptual understanding of cells and their organelles while adding a tech and design element. Students should [...]
ClassVR Portal Screenshot
16
Aug
SUMMER 2019 COMPETITION: Virtual Reality Community Playlists
SUMMER 2019 COMPETITION: Virtual Reality Community Playlists Over the summer, we are looking for teachers to upload their own exciting Virtual Reality Playlists to our Community Library with the winning school receiving a FREE ClassVR headset and FOUR FREE ARCubes, plus a featured spot in our September newsletter! COMPETITION DETAILS If you have a Playlist [...]
Posted in: Competitions,
13
Aug
Virtual Footprints Issue 1: Creativity When Creating Content
Virtual FootprintsIssue 1: Creativity When Creating Content Mark Savery of Emmanuel College - a K-12 co-educational, multidenominational school of 1600 students in Queensland - takes the spotlight in Issue 1 of Virtual Footprints.  Mark has enjoyed a variety of roles throughout his Career at Emmanuel College, acting as Director of Learning and Teaching (Curriculum), Dean [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
VR Awards Finalist Logo
24
Jun
ClassVR announced as VR Awards finalists for 2019
ClassVR announced as VR Award finalists for 2019 The world’s first Virtual and Augmented Reality set designed specifically for schools, ClassVR from Avantis has been announced as finalists in both the VR Education and Training of the Year category and the Innovative VR Company of the Year category in the VR Awards 2019. With numerous [...]
Posted in: Press Releases,
Inclusive ClassVR CODiE Award
19
Jun
Inclusive ClassVR wins CODiE Award 2019
Inclusive ClassVR wins CODiE Award 2019 ClassVR from Avantis Education has partnered with Inclusive Technology, the market leading supplier of assistive technology for special education to bring together the first virtual reality solution for special schools around the world. Special and early education is all about learning through experiences. Rather than sitting in front of a [...]
Posted in: Press Releases,
24
May
Minecraft 3D Models
Minecraft 3D Models Minecraft has come a long way in the last few years. Since its release in 2011 the creative ‘sandbox’ game has gone from underground, indie building simulator to worldwide creative phenomenon. While teachers will no doubt be familiar with some of the terminology by now (Creepers? The Nether? Ender Dragon?) what you [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
10
May
The ClassVR Community Portal
The ClassVR Community Portal One of the most exciting things about the ClassVR Portal is the sheer quantity of content that is available to its users. Through the ClassVR Subscriptions section of the Libraries pane at portal.classvr.com you have access to not only the wealth of content uploaded by our team of Educational Specialists (including [...]
Posted in: Virtual Reality Teacher Lesson Ideas,
Moon Landing 2
02
May
PHYSICS VR CASE STUDY: Magnificent Desolation (Student Age 9 -13)
PHYSICS VR CASE STUDY: Magnificent Desolation (Student Age 9 -13)Inspyro "Beautiful, beautiful, magnificent desolation’ Buzz Aldrin’s description of his impression of the lunar surface is not as iconic or as remembered as Neil Armstrong’s ‘one small step...’ As a child, I watched the moon landings and was in awe of the astronauts, bouncing around the [...]
Two Red Arrows aeroplanes in flight
30
Apr
PHYSICS VR CASE STUDY: The Science of Flight (Student Age 11 -13)
PHYSICS VR CASE STUDY: The Science of Flight (Student Age 11 -13)Red Arrows. Royal Air Force "A big aim of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team is to inspire the next generation - potential future pilots, engineers and technicians. The Red Arrows is one of the world’s premier display teams and has provided great footage [...]
25
Apr
SCIENCE VR CASE STUDY: Space (Student Age 9 -10)
SCIENCE VR CASE STUDY: Space (Student Age 9 -10)Tablet Academy "This lesson is intended as a hook at the beginning of the topic so no prior knowledge is assumed, although most students will have a basic understanding of the solar system and gravity. This lesson would fit in well to a scheme of work which [...]
23
Apr
SCIENCE & COMPUTING VR CASE STUDY: Polar Exploration (Student Age 9 -11)
SCIENCE & COMPUTING VR CASE STUDY: Polar Exploration (Age 9 -11)Exning Primary School "We start every topic with a ‘sparkling start’ to engage the children; for our ‘Explorers’ topic, we used the ClassVR headsets to look at different environments to immerse the children in such a way that they could really explore and compare each [...]