News: #VR

Feature Lesson Plan - Visit Anne Frank's house via VR

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In this lesson plan, students are able to take a virtual tour and explore the secret annex where Anne Frank and her family hid between July 1942 and August 1944. This lesson is suitable for years 8 - 10 students and can be incorporated into history and the study of World War II.

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Upcoming Event - VR in Schools - What is Possible?

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Join us for our upcoming webinar on making the most of Virtual Reality across the school. Gleeson College in Adelaide were one of the first schools to borrow a CSER Lending Library Oculus VR Kit and they made the most of the opportunity using the VR equipment in creative and diverse ways across the curriculum and year levels. 

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Feature Video: Augmented Reality simulations with Merge Cubes

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Merge cubes are a versatile and cost effective learning tool for exploring both augmented and virtual reality. In this video, CSER Project Officer, Sue Carter, together with Helen Kardiasmenos share the fundamentals and some examples on how to get started with merge cubes in the classroom. 

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Upcoming Events - AR, VR and AI

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The CSER Team are looking forward to delivering two new events:

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School Story: Virtual Reality at Gleeson College, South Australia

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Gleeson College, in South Australia was one of the first to borrow a CSER Virtual Reality Oculus Quest Kit from the CSER AI, AR and VR National Lending Library. They grabbed this opportunity with gusto and have been able to use the kit across multiple year levels and subject areas. Despite the pandemic, Gleeson students were able to experience virtual travel and connection with international students via their engagement in VR. Melissa O'Loughlin from Gleeson has documented their experience for us to share with the CSER community. 

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CSER AR,VR and AI Library Kits

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While the main CSER Library is currently on hiatus, the smaller AR, VR and AI library continues to be available to schools. 

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Video Resource: Dive in to Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence

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Last year the Digital Technologies Hub hosted a webinar on using Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence in the classroom. Presenters Martin Richards, Content Manager, Digital Technologies Hub (Education Services Australia) and Dr Rebecca Vivian, CSER Research Fellow, presented a webinar introducing educators to the possibilities of using VR, AR and AI in the classroom. 

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