I’ve shared many augmented and virtual reality resources in the past years, and my emphasis has always been placed on student creation opportunities. As more companies are adapting their product to allow for more interactions and creation tools, the adaption of immersive technology in the classroom increases.
One of my favorite creation tools is 3DBear because of the flexibility of the app. Using a tablet or phone, students can build 3D objects around the classroom in real time. If the students are logged into the class, they can share their creation with the teacher.
When the creation is complete, students can take a photo of their project and share it with the teacher. The projects show up when the teacher logs into the dashboard at 3DBear.io. In addition, students can record videos and audibly describe their 3D project by holding down the circle in the app.
If you’re looking for lesson plans, 3DBear has you covered in the app and online at 3DBear.io (log in). I’ve selected a few that you will have access to below. The lessons are extensive and provide the educator with ideas to bring augmented reality into your classroom.
If you want all these features in 3DBear, I’m excited to share that they are offering a special 90-day trial for the ISTE event. The promotion applies to both attendees and #notatiste educators. The extended trial ends this Thursday, so make sure to sign up now.
In addition to the trial, attendees can get their prize bag with 3DBear swag by competing in their challenge with several of the ARVRinEDU friends. For one awesome educator, they’ll win the grand prize! Not only does the grand prize include an ARKit compatible iPad, but they also get a year subscription to 3DBear, collaboration with a Finland school and a signed Learning Transported book by me!