Tag Archives: #360/VR

360 storytelling in early childhood education: a case example from the Kellarpelto preschool in Finland

The students of the Kellarpelto preschool in Eastern Finland make regular visits to a forest nearby. Inspired by another project called “Teacher’s Forest” at the University of Eastern Finland, some of the teachers at the Kellarpelto preschool had decided to try creating 360 images in a group of 13 students between ages 10 months and 2 years.


During the time we have developed the new 360 editor, I had not heard of use cases in early education, so I was thrilled to get an opportunity to connect with teacher Kati Roivio from the Kellarpelto preschool to learn more about their project. Here is a summary of our discussion:

U: What made you try 360 images instead of regular images?
K: Looking at regular images from our walks and activities is something that children can easily do on the iPad screen, but 360 images gave us a new kind of opportunity to go back in the forest, move there “with the finger” and touch the “spots” on the screen to hear sounds. Images became alive.

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Image of the Week: Embedding 360/VR Images in a Map

Students are returning to the classrooms with the start of a new school year; some were fortunate to travel. As a teacher, part of our mission is to introduce students to a wider world view than what they may have seen.  One way to virtually introduce them to places we have traveled to is to embed 360 images into a standard ThingLink image of a map. Our image of the week comes to us from Juha Salminen.

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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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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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