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
By now, most educators are familiar with the MERGE EDU products. From Merge Cubes to Merge headsets, classrooms across the world have adopted these innovative products into their classroom curriculum. The company seems to identify the essential needs and interests in immersive technology for the classroom and creates a bridge with old and new technology to perform unbelievable experiences for your students. Due to collaboration and feedback by educators like you, we consisten
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
For the past few years, I've shared ideas to bring ARVRinEDU effectively into classrooms. I often received questions about what device to purchase when getting started with augmented and virtual reality at school. Initially, I shared iPods for both AR and VR options; however, when Apple didn't update the devices for a few years, I stopped recommending them. Without being overly critical, I'm not a huge fan of the expensive kits currently offered to classrooms. There are a cou
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