Day 10: disruptED
I first connected with disruptED when attending MassCUE a few years back. I was intrigued by the literacy component for our early readers, but the bright colors, fun activities, AR, and VR experience kept me at the booth. I learned that disruptED was started by Kate (founder) because of her learning journey as a student. She wants all students to have access to learning that makes a lasting impact on their own journey. As listed in their mission statement, “learners of all types thrive as they engage deeply with content using the technology of tomorrow.”
If you missed my blog post on EdSurge yesterday, I shared important considerations when deciding to use immersive technology with our younger students. I listed disruptED as a resource for our young students for a few reasons.
1. Easy to use platform
2. Safe to use AR or VR for our young students
3. Multiple engaging activities
4. Incredible content and curriculum aligned with the books
I shared disruptED last year in the #31DaysofARVRinEDU event and focused on the augmented reality in the books. This year I am going to share some of the VR experiences and the fabulous lesson plans available in connection with the books. The disruptED team has been busy this year creating the content for our littles!
There are currently three books for your students to explore. Students can discover shapes, letters, and opposites while engaging in activities to reinforce understanding. One of my favorite activities is exploring letters with sign language.
The option to see the books in augmented and virtual reality was important. The students that needed to explore the content by walking around them in their space using augmented reality had that option. In contrast, other students may need to see the material around them and completely focused within virtual reality. Thankfully, the VR experience is also available in 360 without requiring a headset. Delivering the content in multiple experiences support the diversity of our learners and considers possible limitations some of our students may have.
I’ve received lots of ideas while sharing disruptED this past year. Some of the ways to implement disruptED include using the books with special education, English Language Learners, Reading Buddies, and even part of after school programs. There are many ways to incorporate these immersive experiences for our students using the technology they love to explore.
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