Last year I had a blog on hacking Nearpod based on a session I delivered with my good friend, Rachelle dene Poth. The session shared "hacks" we used to push Nearpod beyond the traditional methods to share augmented and virtual reality. This year, I'm taking it a little bit further with hacking MERGE. If you haven't had a chance to see the Merge Cube in action, then make sure to check out my many other blogs about the incredible educational products this company has built. The
In 2019, we celebrated many new and updated augmented and virtual reality resources including our 3rd year of chats. There were participants that collaborated and some even moderated the ARVRinEDU Twitter chat on Wednesday evenings. To recap this incredible year of learning, I've highlighted over 40 Twitter posts below. I hope these resources can inspire new ideas for your classroom. Join the #ARVRinEDU chat every Wednesday evening (6 PM PT | 8 PM CT | 9 PM ET) BOOK STUDY OPP
June is a busy month with the end of the school year activities, summer vacations, and EdTech conferences. I have a few conferences I plan to attend in June, and one special event that I look forward to all year long! I'm excited to share augmented and virtual reality events at ISTE this month. If you haven't heard of ISTE, it's an international conference held each year in various locations around the country. The conference this year is located in Philadelphia and pulls in
I’m thrilled to provide the #31DaysofARVRinEDU event! Each day in March will include an augmented (AR) or virtual reality (VR) resources to bring into the classroom. I've saved one of my favorite ARVRinEDU tools for last! While MERGE has gained awareness these past few years on their headset and cube, the new release of the EDU Platform coming this week is going to blow your mind. What is a MERGE Cube?
The MERGE Cube is made of a foam material that is small enough to fit in
Guest blog post by Marialice Curran Building Empathy and Compassion with Moments AR To me, immersive technology is the future of digital citizenship, and as we all know, the future is already here. Our collective goal, in and out of the classroom, needs to introduce each student to experience empathy and compassion for people in local, global and digital communities. Building this foundation allows our students to literally walk the walk of others and experience the emotions
The world of augmented reality was shaken up after the popular Merge Cube by Merge VR dropped in price from $15 to just a dollar at many Walmart stores. When using specific apps, these cubes showcase different experiences as you rotate the block around with your hands. If you haven’t held a Merge Cube yet, they're made of a soft rubber material that’s comparable to a stiffer stress ball. (If you want to test out the apps first, you can print out a temporary paper cube.) The M
What a year! There's been an increase in ARVRinEDU enthusiasm, resources, and new tools released in 2018. To celebrate this new year, I've compiled the ARVRinEDU chat resources and significant events that you can access in one place. A special thanks to all of you who have been part of this journey and I can't wait to share many more ARVRinEDU experiences in 2019. Thank you for being part of the ARVRinEDU community! As we saw a huge increase in ARVRinEDU in 2018, we have so m