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  • Marialice Curran (Guest Blogger)

STEAMverse Day 17 - MegaMinds


Welcome to the ARVRinEDU Advent Calendar 2022! Our special focus this year is on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). These mini blogs will spotlight an immersive resource that can be easily implemented into the curriculum.


MegaMinds (TECHNOLOGY)


Through simple creation and assessment tools, MegaMinds enables teachers to customize their own 3D interactive learning environments their students can experience, like playing a game of Roblox. It’s great for front-of-class presentations via smartboard and/or student devices, in-class interactive workstations, and project-based assignments. And because the classrooms are persistent, students can even use them asynchronously at home. The virtual classrooms are also reusable and can be updated by teachers and revisited by students at any time during the school year.


Classrooms and resources can be shared with other teachers at the same school to save lesson planning time and get organized quickly. Teachers can co-create classrooms and freely swap and share lessons at the school. Classrooms are shared via a link and can be accessed on Chromebooks, tablets, and even smartphones.


Benefits of MegaMinds

  • Support synchronous and asynchronous learning.

  • Enhance lessons by turning your 2D content into 3D interactive experiences.

  • Add interactions to PDFs, worksheets, videos, websites, and other resources used daily.

  • Create secure online spaces for students to meet, study, and collaborate after school.

  • Students customize a virtual classroom as a creative project to demonstrate knowledge.

  • Create gamified assessments with question components and work submission tools.

  • Build a safe space to ensure learning happens in a fun, less-tense, less-pressured environment.

App Features

  • Classroom Editor (no code 3D classroom authoring tool)

  • Object menu (simple placement of content & add descriptive text)

  • Object inspector (get a 360-degree view of any object)

  • Content Libraries for images, GIFs, and 3D models

  • Content tools (easily add your own PDFs, worksheets, videos, 3D text, images, audio, and links)

  • Assessment components (add interactive assessments and intro and exit tickets)

  • Student work submission

  • Classroom monitoring tools

  • Room permissions

  • Teacher controls

Steps to get started

  1. Create a free teacher account here or start a free extended three-month trial for your school here.

  2. Follow the tutorial in the Classroom Editor to learn how to customize a classroom or use a community classroom (coming in January).

  3. Click ‘Invite Students’ and send them the URL.

  4. Watch the magic happen!


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