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Using VR for Virtual Tours

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture


Sunday, November 29, 9:00–9:45 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Amanda Jones  
Heather White  

Virtual tours are a way to expose students to a whole new world, & there are free tools to use along this journey to discovery. Learn about several styles of virtual trips, explore ready-made tours that are available at no cost, & discover how you can create your own virtual tours.
To learn more on how to join this session and setup your account, please visit this website at https://sites.google.com/view/istevirtual/engage

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android
Laptop: PC
Tablet: Android
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Windows PC, Android device, PC VR, Pico headset, Vive headset, or Oculus headset is needed.
Topic: Augmented, mixed & virtual reality
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Social studies, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
Facilitator
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Attendees will learn how to construct their own VR experience for use in the classroom. They will also learn the high level of engagement spatial and immersive technologies presents for students and teachers alike. Resources will be shared.

Outline

Launch into VR platform - 5 mins
Introduction- 5 mins
Short background info of VR- 5 mins
Creating Tours- 15 mins
Sharing resources- 5 mins
Q&A- 10 mins

Supporting research

istevirtual.org

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Presenters

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Amanda Jones, Live Oak Middle Library

Amanda Jones is a middle grade teacher-librarian in Watson, Louisiana, and is the current 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year. She is the 2019 AASL Social Media Superstar Program Pioneer, 2019 LACUE Middle Grade State Teacher of the Year, and cohosts the My Two Cents edtech webinar series. She's been featured four times on the School Librarians United podcast, runs 2 Girls Who Code Clubs, hosts an after-school STEAM program, and is passionate about showcasing her library on her website (lomlibrary.org) and social media (FB: LOM Library, Insta: lom_library, & Twitter: @LOMiddleLibrary and @abmack33).

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Heather White, LPPS Public Schools

20 year certified 1-8 educator in Louisiana. Currently an educational technology facilitator for Livingston Parish Public Schools. Google Certified Level 2 Educator and Trainer. ISTE certified educator. Wakelet Ambassador. Follow me on Twitter @talltechyteach

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