Immersive Tech Can Be A Valuable Remote Learning Tool
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 to facilitate learning. Whether that is through assisting you with helping you find new tools, connecting you with experts in the field or using the power of a non-profit to get you resources as inexpensively as possible, we are here to help. 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. The first offer in this newsletter is so special that we hope you will share it far and wide because
EVERY U.S. history teacher in the country should have IT!
QuantumERA Makes New Gettysburg App Available for FREE to Support Students during COVID-19 Crisis
Get ready to excite and amaze your students!
We know the current "virtual learning" process has created new challenges for educators, so we're thrilled to let you know about a fantastic FREE way to get your students excited about learning!
Our immersive technology partner, QuantumERA™, is offering FREE downloads of their new AR360 app, Gettysburg: A Nation Divided, for teachers and students, for a limited time.
Have your kids download the app on their iPads or iPhones, and let them immerse themselves in history! There are fun experiences at every turn - artifact scavenger hunts, AR360 experiences, and yes, even Abraham Lincoln who comes to life and recites the Gettysburg address. All along the way your students will be having fun...and learning!
PerspectivesXR is proud to be a part of this effort. Click below for FREE access to activities, instructional videos, and other immersive Civil War resources from Perspectives XR. We've included details about the app, upcoming training webinars, and a brief registration form so we can stay in touch, plus direct access to download the app!
Perspectives XR is proud to announce that it can now bring you the amazing collaborative learning products from Kai's Clan to teach coding, robotics AR, VR, and STEAM topics with an easy to use platform. Students code their robots to navigate the mat in real life, in real time, wherever they are in the world. Kai’s Clan breaks the traditional geographical barriers to bring kids from around the world together and allow them to solve challenges in exciting new ways. Their products have been shared at ISTE, BETT, FETC, and TCEA to name a few.
The Institute is proud to welcome two new board members to our team. Keishla Ceaser-Jones is an advocate for learners of all ages. She currently serves as a Director for Partner Success with Discovery Education where she supports district implementation to realize the value of their products and services in support of learning. Shawnea' Jackson is a Professional Learning Consultant for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She currently travels the nation working with school districts on implementation of literacy solutions across mediums.
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.
Google Expeditions and HistoryView VR make numerous historic sites available virtually. These are easy to access with simple smart phones and do not require the use of a headset or goggles, but those do make the experience more realistic.
One of our newest partners is Little Hippo Books! Their AR-enabled versions of classic children's books are very well done and quite reasonable in price. Amazon carries most, but as a non-profit we are dedicated to getting them to you for less.
Perspectives XR has more than 50 visual arts experiences cataloged and many of those are art museums. Most can be accessed with simply a computer, tablet, or smart phone, no expensive equipment needed.