Hello! I'm starting a weekly instructional tech newsletter and this week, I thought I'd focus on a technology that making its way into classrooms across content areas & grade levels: Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality.
So what is it?
Virtual Reality: Simply put, VR is a platform in which students and teachers can access other locations, interact, and learn in a virtual simulations using a device such as an phone or tablet. Educators can lead or allow students to learn through exploratory learning.
Augmented Reality: AR interacts with "triggers" usually a downloadable document. Using a tablet or phone, users point the camera at the trigger to scan The application then comes to life with animation. I like to to think of AR as a really buff QR code.