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  • Writer's pictureJaime Donally

Verizon Innovative Learning

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Almost two years ago, I learned of a free program called Verizon Innovative Learning. The program is focused on delivering high-quality technology and training to enable connectivity for the students that need it the most. The Verizon Innovative Learning Schools receive devices, data plans, instructional coaching, and teacher training. Through access, affordability, application, and advocacy, the program has reached over 200 Title I schools from over 30 US states.

Announcing the launch of the Verizon Innovative Learning HQ

The most recent update is the launch of the Verizon Innovative Learning HQ. I’m honored to share these incredible resources as a Verizon partner. The portal is not limited to Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, but every teacher has access to these resources at no cost. Of course, I’m most passionate about the augmented and virtual reality resources available in the Verizon Innovative Learning portal. View some of the amazing applications available through the free portal below.

Get a sneak peek of Mars in 2024 using the TimePod Adventures app. The app provides an interactive, multiplayer experience to immerse students into the red planet.

The augmented and virtual reality apps are extended through mobile devices to powerful VR headsets. Each app has device compatibilities, set up details, and lesson plans. The free resources are impressive and drive students into exploration and collaboration.

Explore interactive ecosystems using augmented reality.

A common question about immersive technology is the difference between augmented and virtual reality. Test your immersive technology knowledge using this clever game in the Verizon Innovative Learning Lab. The AR and VR lab is best viewed on a mobile device.

Take the AR/VR quiz to understand the difference between augmented and virtual reality in the Verizon Innovative Learning Lab.

The Career Day app is perfect to introduce students to new occupations. View the speakers in augmented reality and select the question you’re most interested in knowing.

Bring the sea above ground in this marine adventure using the Aurelia app.

Global Maker Day is every day! Uncover your maker capabilities using Tinkercad for 3D printing. Extend your experiences even further by viewing your creation in augmented reality with the Merge Object Viewer app.

Receive the necessary training to implement immersive technology from this professional development opportunity.

Invite Saba Zaidi into your classroom as a hologram to answer important career questions using the Career Day app.

The Verizon Innovative Learning HQ is full of AR and VR experiences for all classrooms to enjoy. Create your account at to begin your immersive journey. Don’t forget to share your experiences using #ARVRinEDU!


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