PLAYFUL ENGAGEMENT WITH CHEMISTRY LAB EQUIPMENT IN VIRTUAL REALITY
HoloLAB Champions is an immersive virtual reality lab practice game show created by Schell Games with support of the Institute of Education Sciences (part of the US Department of Education) and the Small Business Innovation Research program. In the game, students interact with their holographic host, Earl, and camera-bot sidekick, Meyer, who guide them through a series of mini-labs that lead up to a final lab challenge. To complete the mini-labs and earn trophies, students must perform actual measurements correctly. The Training Mode allows students to hone their skills in a free-form setting. HoloLAB Champions is available for free to educators. A freely downloadable Classroom Guide helps teachers to implement this virtual reality lab experience in their classroom.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of
digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM
resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned
to the most in February.
What if students could bring their ideas to life by just saying them out loud? Using the Moatboatapp for iOS, students speak, and the app does what they say. Students can give characters things to do with more than 1,000 objects and actions across 15 unique environments.
Starting with the Alamo in 1836, Experience Real History (ERH) uses cards and RealityBoards, in addition to apps, to help students gain insights into history. The Reality Board is a large mat with a printed image of the 1836 Alamo from a bird’s-eye view.