Learning Comes to Life with Virtual and Augmented Reality: Incorporating Interactive Digital Experiences in Social Studies and English Language Arts


Teachers will discover ways to incorporate connected and collaborative experiences in support of various learning goals. Making connections with industry experts, authors, and classrooms around the world can provide exciting avenues for deeper understanding of content and different perspectives. Learn to participate in live video conferencing experiences, available educational programs for K-12. global collaborative projects, virtual tours, guest speakers, and “Mystery Skype.”


Applications: **Many applications are free and available on various devices 

Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting (desktop and/or mobile)

Skype (desktop and/or mobile) https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/

Nearpod iOS app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nearpod/id523540409?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Tech Tools and Resources:

Mystery Skype Skype in the Classroom Skype a Scientist  www.skypeascientist.com

Nearpod www.nearpod.com (free and $ upgrades)

Nepris    www.nepris.com

Flipgrid  www.flipgrid.com #GridPals http://blog.flipgrid.com/news/gridpals

Empatico https://empatico.org

Virtual Tours/Virtual Reality:

Virtual Field Trips

Center for Interactive Learning https://cilc.org/

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