Category : Virtual Reality

Using Virtual Reality in Lessons

by Susan Gaer

Whether you teach English language learners or adult secondary education learners, you need to think about ways to integrate technology into the lesson. There are many technology integration matrixes, such as SAMR, TPACK and The Technology Integration Matrix from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology. However, all of them have in common the fact that integration is more than substitution of one technology for another. I have developed a lesson as a model of this type of integration. It creates an online model using Google Docs, Google Forms, and Thinglink along with audio and video. I hope that this model is something that other teachers can build on to make their own highly integrated lessons.

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Wonder Rooms 2.0 – Immersive PD at Puccini’s Birthplace

In February, Italian educators participated in an immersive workshop designed and facilitated by Astrid Hulsebosch and Licia Landi during the Festival della Didattica Digitale in Lucca, Tuscany. The goal of this innovative professional development for educators was to “learn by doing”, so the educators started the session at the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini to immerse themselves in the learning. After 90 minutes in the field capturing learning on the go, the educators returned to a workspace in the Casa del Boia to create a ThingLink 360 tour of Puccini’s birthplace.

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3 Reasons to Book Your ThingLink Bootcamp

A ThingLink Bootcamp ticket includes a 1-year Premium  subscription to help you naturally assume the role of invested stake-holder in your own learning throughout this powerful 6-hour session.

ThingLink 360/VR Bootcamps provide professional development opportunities for educators interested in shifting student learning experiences from consumption to creation. This day of learning is powered by pedagogy and designed to help educators learn to create interactive images, 360 images and videos to engage students in the 4c’s and capture learning. As educators prepare for end of year projects and make room for summer learning expeditions,  it’s a busy time of year for Bootcamp planning as well. We would like to remind you about 3 reasons to book your ThingLink Bootcamp.

 
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Explore 360/VR Field Trips

We are pleased to feature a growing collection of ThingLink 360/VR Field Trips, created by our talented community of educators. We hope you will embed these interactive resources into a safe place so you can watch them grow and stay updated! Note: The resources will also have a permanent home on this blog, find the tab at the top.

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Using ThingLink to Spark Debate

by Mona Voelkel

Thinglink allows students to explore different worlds and take on different personas as they explore that world.

Unleash the possibilities of Thinglink 360 by crafting learning experiences that allow students to gain information about important issues, filter that information through a shifted perspective and then build on that learning to bring about change.  This allows for the embodied virtual experience to lead into real-world journeys of empathy and social change.

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Our ThingLink Journey at FAMU…Now A Tour And A Film

The Rattler

For the past year, Florida A&M University has been working with ThingLink to lead the charge among HBCUs in exploring the uses of 360/VR in the classroom and beyond. And as the interest around campus continues to grow in this area, so does the school’s influence in creating dynamic 360/VR content to impact lives everywhere.  This month, FAMU released its first official Virtual Reality Tour  which was inspired by a 360-Experience created using ThingLink last summer. 

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Fun at FETC18 with Ricoh and ThingLink

FETC 2018

Last week we got the opportunity to team up with the Ricoh Corporation at FETC to showcase the combined power of the Ricoh Theta line of 360 cameras with ThingLink 360/VR.  There was a lot of excitement from the steady stream of educators who stopped by our booth.  We enjoyed great conversations and ideas that evolved around great ways to leverage the power of these tools for teaching and learning.

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Connect YOUR Experiences with the Curriculum Using ThingLink 360/VR

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By Christine Danhoff

Building Relationships

How many times do you reference or share your personal experiences with your students? If you answered quite frequently, then you’ll find creating with ThingLink 360/VR will help your students not only connect with YOU, but also with the topics you are teaching about.

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FETC 2018: ThingLink teams up with Ricoh to showcase interactive virtual tours

ThingLink Virtual Field Trips

If you’re going to be at FETC this week, we hope you will come meet us at the Ricoh booth 713 to learn how to put the power of ThingLink plus the Ricoh Theta camera to work. Learn about our upcoming online event designed to help educators and their students Explore, Modify & Create Interactive Virtual Field Trips with ThingLink + Ricoh. We’ll have examples created by our community of educators for everyone to explore.

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