App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.
Title: NYT VR - Virtual Reality Stories from the NYTimes
Summary: Immersive 360-degree videos take users inside the headlines
Pros: Beautiful imagery and smart captions take users inside rich visual experiences and make it almost impossible to look away.
Cons: A bit more information to orient users could help demystify and add context to the experience.
Bottom Line: Though there isn't much explicit learning content, there's immense value in the extraordinary opportunity to take a walk in someone else's world.
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By Common Sense Education