Tools to Help Students Visualize Abstract Concepts
MERGE Cube and MERGE Goggles are powerful learning tools that help students visualize and understand abstract concepts by giving them memorable, authentic, and tactile learning experiences using virtual and augmented reality technology. With MERGE Cube, students can explore their world in a new way by holding holograms of the Solar System, human body, and hundreds of other objects. The simple act of slipping their smartphone into MERGE Goggles transports students to virtual worlds. Mr. Body, a holographic anatomy lesson, and HoloGLOBE, AR visualizations of Earth, are among the many free apps developed for MERGE Cube.
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 2018.
The BBC has launched its first augmented reality app, Civilisations AR. Developed by BBC Research & Development, BBC Arts, and Nexus Studios, the app features more than 30 fascinating artifacts from museums across the UK that have been digitally scanned and are now available to view in 3D as part of a new virtual exhibition.
Enduring Ideas: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms is the first comprehensive touring exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear.