Wonderscope - Day 26 of #31DayofARVRinEDU
I’m thrilled to provide the #31DaysofARVRinEDU event! Each day in March will include an augmented (AR) or virtual reality (VR) resource to bring into the classroom.
Once upon a time, a new story app blew my mind. I had a PD session skip lunchtime because they were so engaged with the Wonderscope app. True story! If you want to fascinate your reluctant readers, you can bet that the ARKit Wonderscope app will save the day.
The app begins by scanning your area and then placing items in your space. The interactions such as popping bubbles, spinning the roller coaster and finding seeds are part of the story, and you must help the story continue. Watching educators walk around the room to "play" and read the story is amusing, and you've got to wonder what our classrooms would look like with this app?
One of the ways the app is most meaningful is asking students to read the prompts at the bottom of the screen to progress the story. The story pauses until the student vocalizes the prompt and it attracts them to be part of the story. Not only are they guiding the story, but they direct it. Even our most reluctant readers will be eager to read the story.
When you download the app (iOS only), you have the first story available for free. The available story seems to change often, so I've been entertained and amazed each time they release an update. While you can enjoy the free story, you can also purchase additional stories to continue the fun.