Virtual Reality (VR) is an artificial, virtual environment. virtual reality is a simulation experience, of either our world or imaginary scenarios or worlds depicted as a 3D experiences. Often visual, and auditory senses are included. . Below is an example of a teacher using HTC VIVE, in VR the handheld paddles to control of experience the scenario. He is playing in Google's Tiltbrush. TiltBrush by Google, is a wonderful application for art teachers, to expose students to a
The more I play with Augmented Reality or AR as it's known, the more I think this is an exciting technology to use in the classroom.
I think over time this technology may be used more frequently, as more educational augments are created by companies and by the teachers themselves. What is Augmented Reality (AR)?
Augmented Reality (AR) is a combination of a digital or existing image or video which has been saved as an aura. This aura is then embedded on a marker (a worksh
Keeping creativity, curiosity and interest alive in every child, should be an area each teacher is aware of. Our teaching styles and classroom manner may stifle creativity and problem solving in the children we teach. Perhaps it's easier to have all the children doing the same thing! Curios children may ask more questions and want to interact in the learning, rather than just being spoon-feed, which may seem to be more trouble and time consuming to some teachers. Setup a clas
Here the the answers problems of the blog entitled: Quick Tasks to Encourage Problem Solving Match problem answer: Coin problem solution Move the coins as shown Now you have the upside down triangle Enjoy finding and / or creating short problem solving tasks for the children in your class! Home Contact Karen Courses for You Learning Spaces Blog Enjoy finding and / or creating short problem solving tasks for the children in your class! #problemsolving #puzzle #investigate #le
Movement and Learning Our bodies are built to move, yet often our teaching strategies still insist on children sitting for long periods of time during the school day. Many schools are reducing the number of PE lessons per week, shortening breaks or reducing physical activities within school as they are not seen as 'core business'. Recent neurological studies show the importance and relationship between movement and learning. Thinking and learning is improved by physical aerob
Virtual Tours as a teaching tool! Take your learners on a journey! We want to make our lessons exciting and authentic, but often cost doesn't allow us to take our learners on outings every time we begin learning something new. In the modern classroom, we have a wonderful resource at our disposal that can assist us by making our teaching and learning experiences authentic and enticing to the children. Most often these resources are free - these resources are virtual tours. The
Saturday morning was the first Saturday this year for Thandulwazi Rokunda Teacher and Leader Development Programme. Much preparation and planning had gone ahead of the big day - 1000 notes prepared and copied, file cover stickers printed and files ordered. All the items were ready to be handed out. Data was saved onto 1000 flash drives ready to go. Presenters, students and interns had been trained on using the new online registration form. Five group leaders had been prepped
Playing is an essential part of growing up, children need to play to develop emotional maturity and social, intellectual and physical competences and life-skills. We learn through play! How to socialize! We experience physical and emotional situations real and imaginary when given time to play. We learn in play situations, especially when the child taking part in the playing has a feeling of being safe and in control. According to Jane M Healy, in "Your Child's Growing Mind (
Encouraging all learners to be involved in every lesson is of importance to all teachers, using interactive response systems in the classroom does just that! It integrates information technology in the everyday classroom task, and encourages active involvement from the learners. The response system technology is often sold to teachers as an assessment tool I really like to use it as a teaching and learning tool, asking learners questions throughout the lesson. The advantage i
What values are we teaching are children? At school we often speak about behaving well, respecting each other and being kind to each other. We need to ask ourselves, are we modeling the behavior we want the students to portray? If we, as teachers, model positive behavior, the children we teach are seeing a role model which may influence them in becoming caring, considerate and responsible adults. One way of role-modelling caring behavior towards others is doing a community pr
Technology is constantly changing, and the children we teach, socialize and interact using technology in their everyday lives. Sometimes we, as teachers, fear this change, sometimes we are just unsure! When teaching it is very important that the ICTs we use are age appropriate and encourage children to participate in the lessons with enthusiasm and interest. The modern, integrated classroom has many technological device options - computers, tablets, hand-held devices, and man
Many years ago, at my first teaching job, our Head of Department had planted a wonderful garden in a small space on our small school property, at the bottom of Nugget Hill, in Doornfontein, Johannesburg. Her philosophy was that children should be able to see plants growing. It was a little space we could take the children to, in the concrete jungle, to show them insects and little garden creatures. Our HOD also encouraged us as teachers to pick small bunches of flowers for ou
How do you inspire your children to be creative when you teach? Our schools often restrict or hamper creativity among the children, we want them to sit down, be quiet and work! When do we allow them to learn through play and exploration? What is your classroom like, do the children want to come into your teaching space? How do we 'get through the syllabus' but still allow the child to remain an individual, able to express his or her own views! Do we allow children to make mis