A recent Colorado vacation visit with an alumni friend provided hours of enjoyment as we thumbed through old photos in a scrapbook. We focused upon conversations from High School days and special events which supported the building of a friendly community. Our conversations peddled backward to a junior high independent study program along with the positive and negative effects it had on learning. The point here is we were having fun recalling information about days gone by due to a simple technology for capturing images.
Now bring us back to the present and a Twitter Post I saw by a teacher who was sharing a group activity presentation created by her students. I then realized how capturing these moments with the newest virtually reality tools may reinforce the embedding of learning activities into our memories. Students may create a classroom scrapbook of learning events using Google’s Tour Creator VR. Google Tour Creator provides some basic template tours covering multiple content areas or let your students use their imagination and create a tour from scratch.
The following list is of a couple of easy to use Google tools to get started with unlocking students creative juices using AR and VR.
- Tour Creator: Create a Virtual Tour
- Tour Creator Help Center: Get Started with Tour Creator
- Google Cardboard Camera APP