Deputy Principal, Singleton Primary School
Virtual Reality is a teaching tool which is being adopted in many classrooms around the world due to its many useful curriculum integration features.
From Google expeditions to assisted AR apps for smartphones and tablets through to online creation spaces which can also be used by tablets and smartphones, this presentation will give you a taster of the sorts of applications available and the curriculum areas they might be linked with.
It will also tap into some ethical questions which need to be considered when using VR and AR with children.
Time permitting, we will attempt to access an online space in which teachers can explore and create their own VR scene or model, with coding, and then view it with a simple VR headset.
Participants may bring their own smartphone and headset if they own one, as the presenter has limited resources that can be used for this workshop! A Google Cardboard will most likely be compatible as is the Viewmaster 3D headset.
⇒ Yvonne Harrison has kindly made the slides for her presentation available at <https://www.slideshare.net/yvonneharrison5815/simple-vr-in-primary-schools>
Primary teachers; those interested in VR
About the Presenter:
Yvonne Harrison has been teaching with ICT for over 20 years and loves tapping into new experiences for both herself and the children with whom she works.
From games to claymation, robotics, coding and virtual spaces, Yvonne is willing to try anything with her learners – once she has trialled and developed an understanding of how these new and innovative resources can be used to assist teachers in meeting student outcomes across the curriculum.
Join Yvonne Harrison at the ECAWA 2017 State Conference at ECU Mount Lawley.