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6 VR Apps For Education
Educators at all levels from Prep through to University and Vocational courses are utilising the power of Virtual Reality at an increasing rate. To assist educators starting out with VR in the classroom we have put together this list of VR Apps for Education.
The list comprises only of Apps that have versions for both Apple iPhone and Android Devices.
We hope that this guide really helps you take learning to another level. VR is powerful, Students of all learning styles become engaged in this medium, they experience the space, time or subject as if they were there! After all, they were, virtually.
Another way of looking at VR for education is this! VR is the Gamification of learning!
Cost $13.99 for Android.
This is an outstanding App!
The environment that the crew at Umimersiv is first class, it is polished and very intuitive to navigate.
The experiences take in the Titanic, Acropolis of Athens, Anatomy VR, ISS, Dinosaur, Human Brain, Stonehenge, Rome and the Cardiovascular System.
As well as that they also provide courses such as American Revolution, Chinese Basics, French Revolution, Ancient Egypt, Search Engine Optimisation, Italian, Business Strategy, Business Model Canvas and Social Media Marketing.
As you can see this App covers a large and diverse range of subjects and is always adding to them. Not only is the content available but it is put together beautifully.
At the cost of $13.99 per install it is well worth it, your students of all ages will get a lot out of this outstanding App.
Just a side-note, it seems as though the full App is not available for Apples IOS but the Universiv Rome experience is available to download and the link is shown above.
Discovery VR is a great resource to provide that additional content to your lesson plan. It is not a teaching App such as Unimersiv but it does have a lot of Science presented in the way of Immersive VR which really gets your students attention.
They have content ranging from Gold mining through to Shark Week! At the time of writing this article, Discovery VR was in the middle of Shark Week. I spent time learning about and swimming with a massive school of Hammer Head Sharks and learning that they are social and very gentle!
Wearing a headset is and experiencing the content of Discovery VR is certainly fun and engaging.
The bonus is here, they are always updating their library so this App will provide you with years of gold.
Public Speaking is a very important skill, it is also one of those things that people really fear!
If you have spoken publicly enough you would know that the more you do it the more you get de-sensitsed to the fear and anxiety that comes from speaking in front of a group of people.
This App does just that, it puts you in front of many people and trains you in the art of Public Speaking. Great for School Leaders and class presentations, it is a must-have tool for helping not just students but everyone improve their Public Speaking Skills.
If you want to take your students into the Human body then this is the App for you. During my testing I took a tour through the Gastrointestinal Tract, I will never look at what happens when I eat my food the same way again. It was fascinating!
The perfect App for your students to actually take a ride inside the human body and truly appreciate what it is and how it works.
King Tut VR
Many students learn about Ancient Egypt and there is no more famous Pharaoh than King Tut. I remember learning about King Tut as a child and the fact that he was so young really allowed me to relate to him, I still have that interest in him today.
This App allows your students to really dive deep into the world of Ancient Egypt and get a taste for what it is like on the ground. A very good App that everyone will love.
This is another amazing App that allows teachers to take their students on guided tours of areas that we just cannot get too. This is a fantastic App and a lot of schools in Australia utilise this content.
Read here for further information on Google Expeditions.
Finding Immersive Video for education
Sometimes you may be teaching something that has no appropriate VR App. In these instances, I recommend going to Youtube. Youtube has a massive and ever-growing library of Immersive 360 Degree Video content that is perfect for a VR Headset and your classroom.
For example, I could not find an education App for Vikings! So, I went to youtube and searched for “Vikings 360 Video” and a bunch of great content came up. Of course, you will see non-relevant video pop up such as the Vikings NFL Team but there is loads of gold in a youtube search of this kind.