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Extending Reality Into ELA: Experiential Learning With AR/VR

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Participate and share : Poster

Sunday, June 23, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 38

Suzana Somers   Maura Richards  
Explore specific examples of using augmented and virtual reality across ELA units that go beyond the classroom.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: CoSpaces
Google Expeditions

(Headsets & some devices will be provided - along with sterilizing wipes)

Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Augmented, mixed and virtual realities
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Language arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Innovative Designer
  • Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

- Provide educators with understanding of how to use mixed reality to enhance the learning experience in ELA

- Design learning environments and experiences that engage students with content in mixed reality

Supporting research

Learning Transported: Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality for All Classrooms Paperback by Jaime Donally (requires account to view)

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Suzana Somers,

Suzana Somers is an Instructional Technology and Curriculum Director, Google Certified Innovator, Founder of and purposeful technology integration advocate. In 2019, Suzana founded - the first platform to facilitate instructional coaching.

Maura Richards, Easton Middle School

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