I Built my First Virtual Reality Lab in my Classroom.
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!