VR in Social Studies: Just Like Being There

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Location: La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 12
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Andy Mann  
Explore a dozen of the best, most immersive social studies apps for the Oculus Quest 6DoF VR platform. Experience being a person of color, homeless, physically challenged or blind. Explore Anne Frank’s annex, tour Machu Picchu and visit locations around the world as if you’re there in person.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Augmented, mixed & virtual reality
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Social studies, Special education
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
  • Partner with educators to identify digital learning content that is culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and aligned to content standards.
For Educators:
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

1️⃣ Introduce educators to the immersive power of 6 Degrees of Freedom Virtual Reality (6DoF VR)

2️⃣ Participants will learn about the best VR app for social studies and how they can be used to support their curriculum

3️⃣ Participants will learn about the VR app which support the instruction of geography, history and empathy

4️⃣ Participants will learn about strategies for sharing what is on the VR headset, such as casting to a projector, capturing images and recording video

5️⃣ Participants will participate by sharing their experiences and examples to a community of knowledge

Supporting research

Why VR is the perfect education tool

How Virtual Reality Will Change How We Learn and How We Teach

Benefits Of Using Virtual Reality In The Classroom

12 Amazing Uses of Virtual Reality

10 Awesome Things You Can Do with a Virtual Reality Headset

Virtual Reality in Education
Engaging VR and AR educational content for students of all ages

Virtual Reality In Education – How Are Schools Using VR?

5 Reasons Why Schools Need Virtual Reality Education

Virtual Reality in Education

5 Key Barriers to VR Adoption in Schools

How Can Virtual Reality Bring Equity to Education?

Why Virtual Reality is needed in Education

Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Online Learning?

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Andy Mann, Muskegon Area Intermediate School Dist

Andy Mann was one of Michigan’s first tech teachers and tech directors and is currently the educational technology consultant at a regional service center. He is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, and co-founder of the Michigan REMC RITS group. Andy is a two-time recipient of the ISTE Making It Happen Award for technology leadership. He is a popular, high-energy presenter at conferences and at Bureau of Education and Research seminars. He loves to help educators discover the immersive learning potential of 6 Degrees of Freedom VR.