"This is so cool!" "Awesome!" "Look at this!" was heard throughout the classroom as the 2nd graders worked with a partner to explore the Discovery VR App.
They were excited, engaged, working together, and learning. They safely visited shark infested waters, got up close with elephants and giraffes and walked through forests. This just scratches the surface of the VR experiences available on the Discovery VR App and I am just as excited as my students are to explore more.
Search for Discovery VR in the App store, making sure you choose iPhone only. It is a free App. (It worked fine for us on iPads and iPad minis.) I also asked the children to sit on the floor to use it. I did not want them walking around, bumping into things and tripping as they swam with the sharks. They were all over the room, but moved on their knees, and moved slowly. No injuries to the children or the tech to report.
I teach technology to grades Preschool through 8th grade in the mornings, and 2nd grade math, science and religion in the afternoon.I love to share the ways we utilize technology to enhance our learning.