Let the Institute Help You with Your Immersive Humanities Needs
As a non-profit organized by educators for educators, we want to help you utilize effective immersive humanities tools in your classroom. Whether that is through assisting you to acquire them through philanthropy, discounted prices, or assistance in finding funds, we are here to help. We are also available to assist with your learning needs through professional development and various online resources to help you get the most out of that limited resource, time. Lastly, in an effort to save you even more time, we continue to add items to our Resource Center to make finding relevant experiences fast and easy.
Resources to Help You with Local Foundation Proposals
One way teachers have been successful in acquiring immersive resources is through grants from local education foundations (LEFs). These are often separate non-profits dedicated to supporting a specific school district or community with fairly simple grant request processes. On a more local basis, many PTA/PTOs have similar processes for providing additional resources to educators. One tip for successful grants, look for broad partnerships on your campus that could benefit from the resources, especially hardware, such as teaming up with other humanities disciplines or even science for the purchase of a maker space, lab pack or just basic hardware, like headsets. Our staff are happy to help you craft a successful proposal and have information on our site to assist ranging from suggested places to look to editable wording from successful grant proposals created and shared by others. We are also happy to provide you with an accurate quote for items we carry for your proposal budgets as well as answer any questions you may have.
Want to catch our staff in the field? For those across the South and Southwest that attend TCEA, the Institute will be exhibiting at booth #2210 and has a session on February 4th from 10:30-12:00. We look forward to sharing our latest efforts and providing a lively session as part of the conference program. So, stop by and say hello.
Newest Blog Post Dives Into Immersive Tech Terminology
Technology, as a broad topic, brings a multitude of new words for us to use daily. Terms related to emergent technologies, such as augmented, virtual, and mixed realities, pose an even more difficult problem. Our most recent blog post tackles the key terminology associated with immersive tech and provides a handy resource.
Your destination for immersive humanities experiences.
This ever-expanding section of our site features a new browse function and is intended to help you locate and review immersive humanities resources for use in history, ELAR, and fine arts classrooms. If you know of something we've missed, let us know and we will add it.
Grab your phone or tablet, and even stubborn readers will want to know more about Creative Creatures like the shifty Grumbaloo or the quick-footed Eeking Sfifter as 3D characters leap to life with this AR-enabled book.
MasterArt VR makes over 500 experiences available online from numerous shows and fairs they have captured. The visual arts content is broad and is available as a basic 360 experience or through a headset.