While our ELA students are reading the Diary of Anne Frank play which coincides with the World War 2 unit in Social Studies. Using our Oculus Go devices, my students visited the Secret Annex, from the Diary of Anne Frank.
After training half of the students on how to use the Oculus Go headsets, the students then trained their peers to operate the device. We found that there was a relatively low learning curve for successfully navigating the experience.
This immersive experience that brought new life to Anne Frank’s account. Check out one student’s journey… Click here to see a bit of the experience (created using a green screen we can record what the student is seeing live).
We are looking forward more VR experiences like this in our school.
cross posted at micahshippee.com
Micah Shippee, PhD is an out-of-the-box-doer, a social studies teacher, and a technology trainer. He works to bridge the gap between research and practice in the educational sector. Micah explores ways to improve motivation in the classroom and seeks to leverage emergent technology to achieve educational goals. As an innovative "ideas" person, Micah likes to think, and act, outside the box. Micah is motivated and energetic, taking a creative approach towards achieving goals. As an Educational Consultant, and Keynote Speaker, he focuses on the adoption of emergent technology through the development of an innovative learning culture. Micah believe that innovativeness is the pedagogy of the future.