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Let's Meet, but, how about we meet in Virtual / Mixed Reality

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Location: Room 288-90
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Leslie Fisher  
This will be a quick fire fast paced session introducing you to all of the different ways you can meet as a group / team in Virtual / Mixed Reality. Multiple people on stage will be joined by multiple people online to gather in both social and productive environments.

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:
Learner
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
Collaborator
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
Facilitator
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

I think many educators are aware of Virtual Reality but I think their epic busyness since March 2020 had them possibly miss out on the greatly increased activity in Virtual Reality and the amount of people that met in VR to have meet, collaborate and have fun.

My main objective is to show you the possibilities. What is popular now and what is on the horizon.

Outline

Quick Introduction to a Virtual Reality headset and how the headset is being displayed for the audience to be able see and hear what is happening in the headset

Considerations about Virtual Reality. Quickly address overall safety concerns. Public vs Private VR spaces, etc.

How some titles can also be used in a Mixed Reality environment

Diving in! Up to 6 people will be together online and in person to gather in Virtual / Mixed Reality

Planned titles include:

Meeting Apps:

Altspace

Horizon Workrooms

Social Meeting / Gathering Apps

Rec Room

Real Fishing VR

Possibly some pre released titles

Additional titles based on if we are able to show some pre released titles or not

Quick overview of App store to talk about other Multiplayer applications which could be great to meeting / social meeting and togetherness.

Supporting research

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB8y2s0WI_c

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Leslie Fisher, lesliefisher.com

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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