Torch - Day 4 #31DaysofARVRinEDU

March 5, 2019

 

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. 

 

When exploring Torch a few months ago, I was overwhelming impressed with the extensive options in this app. While the app is solely available for iOS, there is an Android app in the works, and you can sign up for early access

 

 

Are you interested in building your own augmented reality experiences? Check! 

 

Finding AR/VR experiences is easy to do for the classroom, and while there are times when our students need these activities, it’s especially challenging to find the resources for our students to create AR/VR. The best part of the Torch app is the opportunity for students to build immersive experiences to demonstrate knowledge. Students can use Torch for interactive storytelling, scavenger hunts, building a planetarium and more!

 

 

Are you interested in adding 3D objects from Sketchfab or Google Poly? Check!

 

If your students create their own 3D objects, quickly add them in the scene by connecting their Sketchfab account. If you’re interested in pulling from an extensive library of 3D content already created, search for your object in Google Poly. With access to an enormous library of 3D objects, students can develop, display and personalize their AR space. 

 

 

Are you interested in adding collaborators to build immersive technology together? Check!!!!

 

This feature is before it’s time. Students can collaborate at the same time and build in augmented reality. Create interactive scenes while in the same space or across the world. Having the option to build with AR independently is impressive with all the interactive features, but adding the ability to create in real time collaboratively is beyond awesome. Imagine Google Docs....in 360! Students can easily invite others to join in projects and share with the classroom teacher by sending an email in the Torch app. 

 

If you’re interested in learning more about Torch, the company has created an enormous library of resources on their YouTube channel. You’ll find step by step video directions to create your own content and help you get started. In addition, a tutorial is available when you first jump into the Torch app. Don’t forget to follow Torch on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Medium) and share out how you are using the app in your classroom. 

 

 

Find more AR/VR resources in my posts with EdSurge

 

 

 

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