2019 ISTE Artifact 03

Mixed Reality for Education Course

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UEN Course IELP 55305-345
The “Mixed Reality for Education” in person class provides educators with a sampling of emerging technologies including both augmented reality (AR) applications for portable devices, and a mix of virtual reality (VR) applications.

By the end of this two day experience each participant will have learned the benefits of using 3-D enhanced resources to engage students and instill deeper learning.  Through this understanding, each participant will also create and share a “redefined” classroom lesson that includes AR and/or VR student experiences.

ISTE Criteria Addressed & Rationales

9 – Citizen: Promote student behaviors that encourage curiosity as they critically identify/examine online resources.

Students in the Mixed Reality course are given several hours to examine and analyze AR and VR tools to use in their own classrooms.  These apps and programs are shared in a group setting in a Tech in 10 “Mini Lesson” and then also used to create a lesson to take back and use in the classroom.

18 – Designer: Design digital learning environment

The UEN Course “Mixed Reality In Education” not only introduces educators to AR and VR tools and resources, but also shows them how they can create their own.  By the end of this two day experience each participant will have learned the benefits of using 3-D enhanced resources to engage students and instill deeper learning.  Through this understanding, each participant creates and shares a “redefined” classroom lesson that includes AR and/or VR student experiences.

19 – Facilitator: Facilitate and guide learning as students take ownership of their learning goals.

Over the course of both days I instruct the learners (who are educators) how to plan their next steps using AR/VR tools in the classroom.  During the course we examine both SAMR and TPACK models to see how mixed reality apps transform the learning of their students.

Related Resources

NETA Conference 2019 Presentation with Georgia Public Broadcasting
Collaborating with Laura Evans and Andrew MacCartney from GPB, the three of us shared how we are using Mixed Reality Resources in Utah and Georgia to support student engagement and learning.

Click here to read more and download the Mixed Reality Presentation in PDF format.

Spike150 Augmented Reality Resources
This year Utah celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Point.  The Golden Spike is a symbol of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.  UEN and the Spike150 Organization worked together to create online augmented reality tools that teachers and students can access for free to support lessons and activities around this historic event.  At UEN, we created the video below to help users understand how to access the augmented reality resources and other educational resources.

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