Teach In VR is a site committed to Teaching and Learning about Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality. Here on this podcast I connect with leaders in the EdTech community who are using big ideas and this new technology to reach students. Visit www.TeachInVR.com to connect and learn more!
Maria And Andrea on the HTC Vive In Education
Maria Galanis and Andrea Trudeau are friends who have worked together for a long while. Maria started out as a tech coordinator and eventually moved her way up to being an instructional coach. Andrea worked for many years as a teacher in different subjects, then returned to school to become a librarian.
“We started our journey last spring, and it was kind of by accident.” Andrea said, explaining how she and Maria got started with VR. The journey began with some foreign language teachers wanting to incorporate some technology into their teaching. As it turned out, Andrea discovered an app that they shared with another teacher who in turn began using it in his classroom. Time continued on, and the use of VR in the school continued evolving.
As the teachers in their school became more and more familiar and comfortable with using VR, students began having the opportunity to even start digging into features that even allowed them to do coding. Maria felt this was particularly exciting.
“I love how they could just customize and personalize whatever they want to do with their learning.”
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Virtual Reality In EDU, Sketchup Sketchfab, Tinkercad - Eddie Shares #CUE17
Eddie Gonzalez is passionate about getting students to create using Virtual Reality (VR), rather than just consume VR. He’s currently a teacher, teaching primarily 6th-grade students language arts and history. He’s also taught various other grades and subjects. The one common thread in each of his classes is that Eddie always includes VR in his teaching.
“In each of those classes, I always incorporate 3D models, just in different ways.”
Eddie’s noticed something about kids through all his work with them and his work with Virtual Reality in EDU. He’s seen that for kids “regardless of their ancestral cultures...their culture is technology.”
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Sally Eaves on Virtual Reality in Education
Sally Eaves shares her industry insights into the impact Virtual Reality is having in Education.
Jaime Donally Podcast Audio
Looking to the Future with Jaime Donally
“We are failing our kids.”
Jaime Donally, a woman hard at work in east Texas, has been struck with how limited a view many kids have of the world they live in. She recently asked her students what they were planning on doing during their summer holiday.
“Probably go to Walmart.”
Many of our children stay in their hometown where they are limited to the point where they think of shopping as the only type of excitement they have access to. Jaime wants to change all that. She sees how virtual reality can totally break down those walls and allow our kids to connect to things they couldn’t connect to without the technology.
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Eric Hawkinson Podcast Audio
Eric Hawkinson: Making Bridges in the Classroom
An Arizonian living in Japan, Eric Hawkinson has taught in all sorts of classrooms to all different types of students. Currently, he’s working at a public university in Japan as a teacher while also tinkering with all sorts of technology related projects.
One of Eric’s biggest projects right now is his work with AR. For those of you not familiar with the term, AR stands for augmented reality. It’s a way to connect the real world with the world of technology. One well known example of this is Pokemon Go. The game takes the environment you’re in and using a device, usually a phone, a digital layer is added that allows you to see things that aren’t actually there.
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Tracy Brady Podcast
Have you ever wished you could instantly share a moment with the world as it happens? Periscope makes this a reality and can add a creative twist to student presentations.
Tracy Brady is a teacher at Hastings High School in Hastings-On-Hudson, NY. She describes herself as a French and Spanish teacher - passionate about technology and changing the world one student at a time. She loves to use technology to reach outside the classroom. Today she is sharing her use of Periscope, a video streaming mobile app that integrates with Twitter. The app allows users to broadcast live from anywhere in the world.
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