Describing Egypt offers visitors a growing bank of 360-degree virtual tours showcasing some of Egypt’s historical sites. The tours currently focus on the Ancient Egyptian Tombs of The 30 Dynasties reign, which spans across 3,000 years (2,859 years to be exact, from BCE 3200 to BCE 341). Students can visit locations from the three major kingdoms—the Old Kingdom (BCE 3200–BCE 2780) in Memphis (currently a suburb of Cairo), third to sixth dynasties; the Middle Kingdom (BCE 2134–BCE 1778) in Abydos (currently El Minya), eleventh and twelfth dynasties; and the New Kingdom (BCE 1570–BCE 1080) in Thebes (Luxor), eighteenth to twentieth dynasties. Each virtual tour has multiple locations. Within each location, focal points of interest are highlighted, allowing students to bring up additional information. Students will learn the stories from these locations—stories of their owners and their life and death—and they will follow the progression of art, culture, and architecture across Egypt’s long, rich, and diverse history.
Researchers in StanfordUniversity’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab have produced a virtual underwater ecosystem to allow students to observe firsthand what coral reefs are expected to look like by the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions are not curbed.
The 3DBear AR appfor iOS and Android makes it easy for students to create 3D models in augmented reality (AR), giving them an active role in the learning process. The app incorporates 21st century skills such as creative problem solving, project-based learning, and collaboration.
The Anne Frank House museum has partnered with Force Field VR to recreate the Secret Annex where Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding from July 6, 1942, until their arrest on the morning of August 4, 1944.