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Virtual / Augmented Reality and the Wellbeing of a Home Stuck Road Warrior

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Leslie Fisher  
This session is about how Virtual and Augmented reality helped me keep connected and entertained when I went from being on the road 200 days a year to not being on the road at all and how these discoveries will impact the classrooms and offices of tomorrow possibly even today

Audience: Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Augmented, mixed & virtual reality
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
  • Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The objective of this presentation is to re-introduce ARVR to educators in the lens of

- Global communication

- Remote learning

- Online learning

- Collaboration

- Gamification

- Wellbeing

Companies used VR to keep connected to employees during the pandemic. People at home used VR to keep connected with loved ones and exercise their body and brain. Some of my best laughs during the pandemic were when wearing a VR headset and some of the most productive when meeting virtually with others. I want to share some of these insights with you for I feel it will shape what your future home and classoom might include.


- Quick Overview of Virtual Reality

- Quick overview of Augmented Reality

- How VR and AR changed during the pandemic and why

- ARVR successes during the pandemic

- A personal look at some of my favorite solutions.

- Where the future of ARVR is taking us
(Metaverse, Microsoft Mesh, Merge and More)

- How to dive in right away

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Leslie Fisher,

Leslie Fisher is an Internationally recognized presenter specializing in current and emerging solutions, technologies, and trends in K-12 education. 2022 marks Leslie’s 25th year educating oodles of educators every year. Leslie considers it an honor to have worked with educators for so long and tries not to focus on the fact it also means she is getting older. She also wants to make sure any educator or person that supported educators in 2020 and beyond is freakishly awesome and quite appreciated.

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