Urban Gardens in VR + Storytelling: Learn and Grow Your Own Food

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Paloma Yunuén Caro Hernández  
Jorge Armando Valdez Ojeda  
Roberto González Elizondo  
Georgina Orozco Flores  
Alma Reynoso  

This project is based on storytelling and its great advantages within a virtual world, where different stories are developed based on the information necessary to grow and have your own harvest at home. Computational thinking will be developed through innovative design creating effective digital materials using creative problem solving.

Audience: Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Coaches
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
Topic: Project-, problem- & challenge-based learning
Grade level: 6-8
Subject area: Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

It is based on research and creation of digital content such as Storytelling where the cultivation and harvest of various foods in your own home is creatively represented, taking advantage of these digital resources such as:

Provides students with motivation, fun, curiosity, and attitudes conducive to learning.
It helps to establish connections between the contents and to organize the information.
Promotes a host of values ​​to work on in the classroom.
It encourages critical thinking from the reflections of the stories.
Develop social skills like active listening and empathy.
It allows children to pay more attention and obtain a higher level of concentration.
Creates a bond between the teacher and the students, facilitating more fluid communication and more two-way interaction.
It favors relaxed and participative work in the classroom.
Stimulates the creativity and imagination of students.

The project will be presented using an application called Co-spaces, where it allows the creation of experience within a virtual world. Stories based on storytelling are developed through characters that will have situations with other characters, based on the cultivation and harvest of various foods at home.

There will be a fun demonstration of each of the crops, we will lend you a VR viewer, and you will be able to learn through the digital content developed to create your urban garden.

Supporting research

[1]"Cómo hacer un huerto urbano en casa | Guía descargable", Plantea En Verde, 2020. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 28- Sep- 2020].
[2]"Los beneficios del Storytelling o el arte de contar historias", El Blog de Educación y TIC, 2020. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 27- Sep- 2020].
[3]"Mundos virtuales 5 para aprendizaje comprometido | ISTE",, 2020. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 27- Sep- 2020].
[4]"Huerto ecológico en casa, una opción para el autoconsumo | Ingredientes que Suman", Ingredientes que Suman, 2020. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 28- Sep- 2020].
[5]"8 easy steps to better student writing with digital storytelling | ISTE",, 2020. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 27- Sep- 2020].
[6]"Storytelling through digital threads | ISTE",, 2020. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 27- Sep- 2020].
[7]"Storytelling through digital threads | ISTE",, 2020. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 27- Sep- 2020].

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