Next Steps for AR and VR in Education: Harnessing The Power of Shared-Experience #edtech

“During our World History lesson that morning, Mr. Avenovich loaded up a standalone simulation so that our class could witness the discovery of King Tut’s tomb by archaeologists in Egypt in AD 1922. (The day before, we’d visited the same spot in 1334 BC and had seen Tutankhamen’s empire in all its glory.) In my …

Create your own “My School App” in Google Slides for mobile devices #edtech

Many schools and classrooms would love to have their own app but the skills and/or cost of developing an app is often beyond our immediate reach. Google Slides offers a clean solution to your app dilemma. Try out this example on a mobile device to see where I am going with this: bit.ly/slidesapp The content …

Using Geo Skills and Experiences in Exploring Empathy #edtech

Empathy is defined as the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another. Teaching empathy is rapidly being recognized as paramount in preparing students for the world that awaits them. Thom Markham blogged “As social-emotional learning becomes more necessary to help students navigate life …

Create your own Augmented Reality location-based adventure! #edtech

I have had the opportunity to share multiple ways of incorporating location-based data in both virtual and augmented reality. One of my favorites methods has been the use of Wikitude’s developer zone which was leveraging Google my maps content in the form of KML files to publish AR content. I just found out today from …

With so many options in #EdTech, where should we invest our time and efforts?

The world of educational technology can be overwhelming. There are so many examples of emergent technology for educators to review, begging the question: Which tools are worth our time? Many reading this blog are tech coaches, geeky teachers, and/or instructional technologists looking to stay ahead of the game. In any of these roles it is important …