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Using Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Google Expeditions samples

The future is bright and experiential for students today. Never before has learning been more engaging, empowering and exploratory for students. With Virtual Reality we can extend students learning to experience and empathize with places, people, and nature first-hand and up close. Helen Kardiasmenos, NSW CSER Project Officer, explores some of the VR options available that you may find suitable for your classroom.

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What does AR, VR and AI look like in the real world?

AI Robot on Moon with VR goggle and handsets

There is so much interest and excitement in the potential for Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), but what does it look like in the real world context? How are these emerging technologies already being used in today's world?

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Exploring forces on a rollercoaster using VR

Rollercoaster

CSER Project Officer Helen Kardiasmenos, is also a practicing teacher in NSW, here she shares some of her experiences for using VR in the Classroom by exploring forces on a rollercoaster.

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Your Stories - Casa Mia Montessori School, Bassendean, WA

Casa Mia studients using Beebots

In Term 1, 2019 Casa Mia Primary School students in Bassendean had the opportunity for some incursions with Robin McKean, a Project Officer from the University of Adelaide’s Computer Science Education Research Group (CSER).

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Your Stories - Vasse Primary School, WA

Vasse Primary School students coding Micro:Bits

Vasse Primary School has been lucky enough to receive fabulous resources from the CSER team. We obtained the micro:bit kit for our weekly girl coding club. Our students enjoyed the challenge of learning and implementing robotics.

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Micro:bit - the possibilities are endless

micro:bit

Teachers often ask for advice on what type of Digital Technologies equipment they should invest in, as there is an ever-growing plethora of gadgets flooding the educational space. The struggle is real!  

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The power of the humble Beebot

Beebot activities collage

The Beebot has stood the test of time, it was already in classrooms long before we had a Digital Technologies curriculum and it remains at the top of the list for most junior primary teachers.

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Your Stories - Isabella State School - QLD

students using sphero on obstacle course

CSER provided Isabella State School with a Sphero class kit in Term 2, 2019. The kit was used in Tinkerlab during lunchtimes with both the junior and senior school. We downloaded the Sphero Education app onto our class ipad set and, in the first few sessions, both senior and junior students explored the drive functionality.

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CSER visits the Torres Strait Islands

Laura and Lauren at Tagai State College, Thursday Island

Recently CSER Project Officers, Lauren Stanhope and Laura Ferguson, had the opportunity to work with teachers on Thursday Island, following Lauren's visit last year to work with Teacher Aides.

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What are our Project Officers up to?

Our CSER Project Officers in each state and territory love sharing tweets of what they are doing in Digital Technologies workshops and sessions in schools around Australia. 

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