Virtual Reality opens up new worlds of learning. As VR continues to evolve, its use in the classroom to support instruction will continue to evolve as well. Be part of this exciting journey and get started today!
Students can use VR in the classroom to virtually experience events and perspectives that they’ve never seen before. Have students observe, ask, and answer questions together in a Think-Pair-Share exercise.
Get started: Share Adventure—On the Board with a Big Wave Pro with your class. Have students use the Think-Pair-Share activity to discuss the role both force and gravity play in riding a big wave. Have students first make observations. Next, have them pair with their seat partners and share the observations that they made during the virtual experience. Each pair should create a model to explain the role that different forces play in riding a big wave.
Use VR in the classroom to virtually explore new destinations, places, and people. Have students observe, ask, and answer questions together in a See-Think-Wonder exercise.
Get started: Share the video Protecting Costa Rica’s Rainforests. Have students perform the See-Think-Wonder activity as they view the experience. Then, have students develop an explanation for why Costa Rica has such great biodiversity, citing specific examples that they observe.
Use virtual reality video to compare and contrast different places, experiences, and events. Have students make observations, and compare and contrast them.
Get started: Share the video Survivorman—Swamp Rules with students. Have them use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the ecosystem they observe in virtual reality to the ecosystem in which they live.
Take a virtual look into one of the most significant scientific challenges facing this generation.
Discovery Channel presented Racing Extinction to a global audience to examine biodiversity loss, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a more sustainable future. Get your students involved in these important topics with these exclusive VR videos.
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