I Built my First Virtual Reality Lab in my Classroom.

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This year, I started using immersive virtual reality in my classroom.  I recently built a space for the students to actively participate in this amazing experience.  The students have given me very positive feedback – they LOVE it!  I call it the Virtual Reality Lab, but some of them call it “The Alien Space Ship”.   They love the virtual reality experiences and they are engaged in learning!  I am currently using HTC Vive.  I built an 8″ by 8″ frame with PVC pipe.  I attached curtains (silver reflective roll insulation) to the frame.  The “door” and windows are clear plastic.  I attached the sensors to adjacent corners.  I added a line of LED Lights to the top.   In the last sentence of my dissertation, I wrote that “Virtual reality would take teachers back to school”,  it has taught me quite a bit!  It’s amazing to see students experience virtual reality for the first time.  It’s great to see students so actively engaged in learning!

About Gaming and Education

Through my research, I have found that games are a powerful tool for learning for players of all ages. Last year I earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University. My dissertation was entitled - Higher Order Thinking Skills in Digital Games. I have presented my research at the annual convention of the California Educational Research Association. In addition to teaching, I assist other researchers who are working in the field of games and Learning.

Posted on December 18, 2018, in "American River Campus", "California Montessori Project", "Dr. Anthony W. Palmer", augmented reality, Classroom Virtual Reality, engagement, games in school, HTC Vive, Immersive Virtual Reality, Middle school, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Lab and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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