Category : Virtual Reality

Learn to Create Interactive Virtual Reality Content This Summer!

We’re moving full steam ahead this summer by offering some incredible professional development opportunities for educators interested in learning to create interactive virtual reality content with 360 images. We hope you will join us in this summer of learning. Connect with educators across the globe through our online ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge or work with us in person during one of our VR in Education Bootcamps! We hope you will join us!

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Image of the Week: Practicing English in a Virtual Reality Experience

When learning another language, especially one as complex as English, it helps to communicate with others. Creating a virtual ‘meetup’ where your students can ask and answer questions with other English speaking individuals creates an authentic opportunity to learn. Our image of the week comes to us all the way from Israel, specifically Gali’s Global Class.

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Explore the Power & Pedagogy of Virtual Reality Content Creation in Maine

We’re headed to the Virtual Reality in Education Expo in Maine to help educators Explore the Power and Pedagogy of Virtual Reality Content Creation.  We’re looking forward to meeting more Maine educators and exchanging ideas about virtual reality in education We hope attendees will stop by the museum to view our presentation at 1:45, and visit our booth in the atrium.

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Image of the Week: Student Created 360/VR Presentations

The highest level of Bloom’s Taxonomy is creation, where students take information (both previously known & learned) and present it in a new way. ThingLink’s 360/VR editor is the perfect tool to create these immersive presentations. Our image of the week comes to us from Michael Mohammad‘s students.

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3 Reasons ThingLink Virtual Reality is the Best Tool in Education

Are you ready to take a step towards bringing Virtual Reality to your school or classroom this year? We know your students are quite eager to become engaged in virtual learning spaces where they can explore, learn and create. As educators, we should foster and develop these desires and embrace this emerging medium.

Let’s explore the use of 360 images for Virtual Reality in Education and then learn 3 reasons why ThingLink Virtual Reality is the Best Tool in Education.

  1. ThingLink is aligned with SAMR and designed to grow with you from start to finish!
  2. ThingLink Virtual Reality Content Creation Promotes Highest Levels of Learning.
  3. ThingLink works with your existing equipment and is a sustainable resource.
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Virtual Reality Tour of Chinese Buddhist Monastery on ThingLink

We invite you to enjoy this guest post by Jeff Snyder-Reinke, and explore the virtual tour of Zhaojue Monastery in Chengdu created by his students as a final project at College of Idaho. Please note: The front page of this project includes a description of the project and an explanation of how to navigate the tour. Please click the enter button to enter and explore the site
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Image of the Week: Create a Classroom Virtual Tour

We all have that strange feeling when starting something new. Students experience it each school year when they arrive in their new classroom. Why not alleviate some of the concern by having your students explore and discover their new classroom virtually through an interactive classroom tour?

Mike de Leon & Erin Preder created this Virtual Tour of their school’s media center using ThingLink 360/VR  plus a Ricoh Theta S camera. We love how they included a 360 image within one of the tags to provide students with a closer look into their Bearded Dragon’s (Smaug) tank. Explore this Virtual Tour.

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Reserve Your Spot in the ThingLink Teacher Challenge in June!

We invite educators to take the 4th Annual ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge in June. Learn to leverage the power of ThingLink Premium tools and explore the vast possibilities of teaching and learning with 360/VR.

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Image of the Week: Take a Coral Reef Adventure!

Ever wish you could take your students on an adventure of a lifetime? Today’s school budgets limit travel, but ThingLink 360/VR has no limits. Our image of the week, courtesy of Dr. Larysa Nadolny, takes students on a deep sea dive to have a coral reef adventure.

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Use the Teleport 360 Editor App on a Chromebook

Great news! Teachers and students can use the new Teleport Editor App on a Chromebook to create interactive 360 learning experiences. Now it’s easier than ever to create engaging 360/VR lessons, field trips and student projects with access to a library of pre-loaded 360 images. The Teleport Editor App for Android is available to download for free from Google Play with a ThingLink Premium Teacher subscription.

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