'Tis the Season for Giving Thanks, Celebration, and Reflection
The Institute's First Year Serving You
Though it won't be officially a year until early 2020, this is our first holiday season as a non-profit dedicated to engaging students and educators in understanding various perspectives across time and place through the humanities and immersive technologies. Accordingly, there is much to be thankful for, celebrate, and reflect upon. We are thankful for the new humanities content being generated and added to our Resource Center as well our numerous partners and supporters who helped us bring resources to you. We celebrate the generosity of those who support our mission and reflect upon how we can better serve you in the coming year. May your holiday season be as full of joy and meaning as the season is of holidays representing different cultural perspectives.
The Institute for Learning Perspectives is grateful for those who have invested in our mission thus far. Their support has allowed us to distribute nearly $223,000 worth of AR materials to help nearly 4,000 students learn about the Battle of the Alamo. Additionally, such support has allowed us to directly serve nearly 7,600 teachers and students while indirectly impacting instruction for over 244,000 students through training, resources, and use of our website's Resource Center. Though we are currently seeking additional funds to support the distribution of Alamo materials and have limited quantities of disruptED materials available, we strongly encourage teachers to continue to request them as the demonstrated demand bolsters our case with potential donors. To learn more about options for giving or getting support, simply click below.
Global Research Reflects on the Value of AR in Comprehension
A recent study out of Turkey continues to add to the body of research showing higher levels of reading comprehension and learning permanency for students using immersive technology. This study is just one of many from around the world demonstrating the effects of including immersive tools in educational settings. This study and others were recently added to our Resource Center.
Still Accepting Applications for disruptED Champions Program
Launched last month, the disruptED Champions Program still has limited slots left for Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers and/or schools to participate. The application process is simple and the non-monetary requirements of participants is minimal. To learn more about this program that places quality materials in classrooms, simply click the button below.
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.
Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for a Tool to Reflect the Past
Thanks to HMH and Google Expeditions, U.S. history students have the ability to visit Whitney Plantation in Louisiana to reflect on the role slavery played in 19th century society. This is just one of many humanities oriented Expeditions.
Use Perchance to Add a New Perspective to Teaching Hamlet
Use AR to explore the world of Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Perchance, though still in development, has released demo material that allows students to explore the setting in 3D. Use the demo material and follow the progress of Perchance.
Thankful for TCEA and Their Generosity in Providing Free Tools
TCEA and Graphixly LLC are providing free licenses to Clip Studio Paint Debut to Texas educators. This tool is particularly useful for art students in creating 3D models among other uses. Free trials are available of other Clip Studio products.