The Immersive Classroom: Create Customized Learning Experiences with AR/VR
Discover the possibilities of immersive technology to deepen student engagement; activate learning through hunts, breakouts, and labs; and explore global collaboration.
Our classrooms are full of individuals who learn in diverse ways, and educators need creative teaching approaches to enrich learning for struggling students. When applied effectively, immersive technology in teaching can target students’ interests, provide flexibility for a range of skill levels and empower students’ choice in their learning. The Immersive Classroom highlights the possibilities of immersive technology to make a greater impact and reach all student populations.
Provides step-by-step instructions for how to mix individual tools to create an ecosystem of immersive technology.
Offers examples from leading educators who have implemented the tools and techniques discussed, giving readers easy-to-implement takeaways they can incorporate in their classrooms right away.
Includes interactive content, with more than 30 images that can be scanned in order to experience AR/VR tools for yourself!
Contains a robust index of more than 100 AR/VR tools along with device specifics and requirements.
With this book, readers gain insights into customizing tools through app hacking and app smashing, and discover how pushing the use of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) tools beyond their intended purpose can maximize their benefits, helping meet the needs of all students.
Learning Transported: Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality for All Classrooms
Teachers nationwide are adopting immersive technology devices and software that provide augmented, virtual, and mixed reality experiences to enable students to go on virtual field trips, manipulate 3D objects and augment the world around them. Immersive technology resources can be far less costly than many believe, but there are issues school districts should resolve before making purchases and implementing this technology.
Learning Transported provides practical insights and classroom examples to help educators plan and establish goals so that their investment in immersive technology benefits the greatest number of students. Topics covered include definitions and examples of augmented, virtual and mixed reality; comparison of devices and platforms, and tips for selecting the best one; lesson plans mapped to standards and content areas and ideas for using immersive technology tools in the classroom.
Immersive technology has great potential to transform learning and create engaging experiences for students. Before bringing it to the classroom, educators must consider the most important factors: that the instruction addresses student outcomes and standards, and that the mechanism for delivering this learning (no matter the device) is safe, affordable, and suitable for the situation.
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