MERGE announces a new AR/VR learning platform, Windows 10 support for the MERGE Cube, and an educator Ambassador program at the 2019 Future of Education Technology Expo.
MERGE will preview a new subscription-based active learning software platform designed to give teachers and students a single destination for AR objects and tools, VR experiences, and activity plans aligned to NGSS standards. Students will be able to import and upload models from 3D model libraries such as Microsoft Remix 3D or Google Poly, create their own via Paint 3D, or build and code in Tinkercad or CoSpaces Edu and convert them into AR objects that they can hold and share. A single sign-on feature will allow students to use the platform in the classroom, library, lab or makerspace. The platform will also enable students to scan real-world objects and convert them into virtual objects they can hold on the MERGE Cube.
MERGE will also demo Windows 10 versions of several MERGE Cube apps including Galactic Explorer, Mr. Body, AnatomyAR+, DIG!, Shapes and Object Viewer for Microsoft Surface devices. The latest honors for the MERGE Cube include being named as a finalist in the 2018 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence to be announced February 4-8 at the 2019 TCEA Convention & Expo.
In addition to new product announcements, MERGE will announce its inaugural class of educator Ambassadors. MERGE is activating a select group of educators to contribute best practices to help accelerate AR/VR adoption and use in the classroom. Participating educators will receive a variety of benefits such as pre-release access to the newest MERGE products, VIP access to MERGE events and channels, and speaking/event support. MERGE is also announcing several new resellers and professional development providers to support school customers.
For more news and information about MERGE, visit www.mergevr.com (opens in new tab). Visit MERGE at booth #1931 to learn more about its new products, educator resources and resellers.