Use ThingLink 360/VR to Make Connections in Your Community
by Tai Preuninger
ThingLink’s 360/VR media editor has allowed us to create virtual tours around our community. Students in grades K-3 learn about different jobs and roles of people in the community, like police and firemen. Local firemen gave us the grand tour of their station and gave us expert information to include in our tags that we embedded in the images. In this ThingLink, students can take a 360° ride in a fire engine, see actual training videos and visit places like the gear room and inside of an ambulance.
Click the full-screen icon to preview the tour!
It would be impossible for our thousands of elementary students to personally visit the fire station, but being there virtually is the next best thing. This has allowed us to spark curiosity and help students learn in a real-world context.
You can see more of our 360/VR ThingLinks from around the community at mesquite360.com.
About the Author
Tai Preuninger is a ThingLink Certified Educator who works as an Instructional Technologist for the Mesquite Independent School District in Texas. She is a trainer and innovator who is skilled in educational leadership, classroom management, and educational technology. She is also a Google Certified Educator. Follow her on Twitter @TechsanTai