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  • Writer's pictureJaime Donally


There have been so many new changes happening in the #ARVRinEDU world. From Merge Cube Madness to 360 cameras to upcoming conferences, the ARVRinEDU community is on fire! Below are a few things to check out.

My new book on immersive technology is scheduled to release on April 10th. Pre-order your copy of Learning Transported now and read the first review of the book here!

The Merge Cube Madness has broadened the awareness of augmented reality for educators, but you may not know of some incredible apps that target specific standards in your classroom. Did you know the Cube is more than just fun and games? Here are a some of my favs and if you are looking for the best Merge Cube deals, type in your zip code and run a search here.

57º North ($2.99) iOS | Google Play

You direct the story in this interactive journey that has hundreds of possibilities.

AnatomyAR+ ($0.99) iOS only

View the most vital organs in the human body such as the brain, heart and lungs.

myARquarium (FREE) iOS | Google Play

Explore over 50 different types of fish as you add and feed them in this interactive cube.

Watch for some upcoming apps to be released by Merge VR and others including: Museum Viewer and Build-Your-Own-Diorama. I've also listed my top 10 favorite #MergeCube apps with EdSurge due to release this week.

Looking for a 360 camera? I've recently purchased the Insta360 One because it has the following features:

4K quality videos

24 MP photos

**Live Streaming with Periscope, Facebook Live and YouTube Live**

I've had many people reach out about what 360 camera I was using to live stream. Exploring all the cameras, I didn't want to connect to my computer in order to live stream in 360. I specifically wanted a camera that connects to my iPhone and streams (live), records and captures in 360. Michael Fricano has compiled a list of other 360 camera's to evaluate.

Don't forget to join us each week in the #ARVRinEDU chat to get more resources.

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