Let the Institute Help You with Your Immersive Humanities Professional Learning
As educators, we've seen many things come and go in our field. The changes brought about by Covid-19 has certainly been a challenge, and Perspectives XR stands with you during this time. We want to help schools and districts provide students with quality immersive humanities tools and teaching methods to facilitate learning. We know that learning starts with teacher training. As you consider your summer and 2020-2021 professional development needs we are commited to helping you do so in any setting. Reach out and let us know your needs and we can customize your session(s) to include embedding augmented or virtual reality into curriculum or specific training and use of content area immersive tools.
New Kai's Clan Features Added that Allow Even More Creativity
In addition to new tutorial videos, the developers at Kai's Clan have added the capability for students to create unique avatars for their robots when utilizing the AR features using widely known Tinkercad or Minecraft. This is yet one more extension of this amazingly creative cross-curricular platform that encourages collaboration in the classroom or around the world.
Kai’s Clan is a collaborative coding platform that encompasses several technologies into an all-in-one learning platform. Robotics, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are more than just current trends, fancy jargon to throw into conversations and disruptive technologies.
These are all important tools for preparing students for success in the digital age and the profound impact they will have on society and industry. The Kai's Clan platform incorporates all of these technologies into an all-in-one easy-to-use tool for learning.
We all know about the "summer slide" in learning, especially for at-risk students. Research is coming out to address the impact on student learning due to COVID-19 school closures. The results are concerning. Perspectives XR continues to provide a variety of literacy resources which can help learning in and out of school.
Latest Blog Addresses Preparing for the New School Year
Some school districts are looking to start school as early as July. The Institute has a few words for teacher and administrative leaders on preparing students for more online and virtual learning. This new blog post from Perspectives XR points out items to consider as you plan instruction for next school year and beyond.
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.
Kids love geography! They enjoy going to new places and meeting people who are different than themselves in many ways, but the same in even more. Resources from the simple Google Expeditions to AR to VR to meet a variety of needs.
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.