A Virtual Reality Tool for Your Classroom

Published On: October 31st, 2016·By ·

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Virtual reality isn't just for science class. There are many ways that you can use virtual reality in your classroom.

A Virtual Reality Tool for Your Classroom

Discovery VR helps your students explore the world in new and exciting ways.

In the above 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, SimpleK12 trainer Monica Burns explains how to explore the world with Discovery VR.

Virtual Reality can take you to new worlds like never before, immersing you in time, space and story. Here’s a first look at our latest productions in this exhilarating new space — from shark-infested shipwrecks to freeboarding the windiest street in the world — with much more to come. Welcome to Discovery VR. – Discovery VR

The primary intent of this virtual reality content is for it to be experienced with a virtual reality device, such as an Oculus Rift. However, it's unlikely many of us have access to such expensive technology in our classrooms. Which is why it's great that Discovery VR content is also completely accessible via videos on their website.

Stalk prey alongside lions on the great plains, fly with manta rays under the sea, surf on some of the biggest waves you've ever seen.  You and your students can xperience this and more with Discovery VR.

Interested in exploring a different type of reality in the classroom? Augmented Reality: Apps and Ideas for Easy Classroom Integration can be integrated into any subject area, and used to help students interact with content and provide rich learning experiences.

Have you used a tool like Discovery VR before? Let me know how it went on a comment on this article.

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About Our “Virtual Reality Tool” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at editor@simplek12.com.

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