Building VR experiences to view in the Oculus Go App @oculus @cospaces_edu

Both Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are emergent technologies primed to make a real impact on learning and training. The excitement around them is great for quickly engaging an audience on a topic or theme, but the challenge for fields focused on learning and training is to leverage these technologies to achieve meaningful …

Paradigm Shift

What is a paradigm shift? The simple dictionary definition is that a paradigm shift is an important change that happens when the usual way of thinking about or doing something is replaced by a new and different way. Emergent technology is not in and of itself a paradigm shift. We can, in fact, continue to …

Storytelling with Text Messaging

Teaching students to recognize both sides of an argument, and/or have structured conversations centered around class content, regularly finds its place in our classrooms. We teach argumentative essay writing, debate protocols, conversational cues (in all languages), etc… These lessons can be completed through traditional classroom strategies, through podcasting…. and perhaps through texting. There are a …

Podcasts are Lit

For whatever reason I've always thought of podcast is being relatively passe. The idea of audio-only didn't seem super appealing to my students who are driven by YouTube content. Lately, I have been listening to a podcast from places like Stuff You Should Know and I absolutely love it! So I've been trying to think …

How to mirror your iOS device (iPhone & iPad) with a USB charging cable

During classes, workshops, and talks, I regularly find myself needing to mirror my iPad or iPhone (iOS devices) for demonstration purposes. Mirroring your device means everything you do on your device will be reflected somewhere else: your laptop, a projector, tv, etc... You can wirelessly connect via Airplay, Chromecast, Reflector, or Vysor. Sometimes we find …

Game Design: World War 1 Student Design Team Game Building Project

Micah Shippee, PhD - Social Studies Teacher Ray Finney - Technology Teacher Kate Walsh - School Librarian The game design project described here was an interdisciplinary lesson between our eighth-grade social studies, technology, and library classes. With insight and support from Jon Spike, professor of Game Design and Learning at the University of Wisconsin - …