Maine Teachers Demo Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Education Technolog
"Maine educators got to demo some groundbreaking virtual reality technology at the State Library in Augusta Monday.
As this technology advances, and becomes less expensive and more commonplace, schools across the country are expected to be implementing these exciting education tools.
The Department of Education’s Virtual Reality expo brought educators from across the state to discuss how they’re using virtual technology in their curriculum.
Educators say these state-of-the-art education tools are not only providing students and teachers with challenges and experiences that were not possible before the advent of the technology, but also present endless possibilities for the future." BRANDON DOYEN
We are pleased to announce that HistoryViewVR & Edorble will be working together to bring educational multiplayer VR tours of cultural heritage sites and museums. We've made a 3D world that lets teachers + students meet online from PC, Mac, or VR. Whoever uses the same world code at the same time will be in the same world. Personal, playful, and powerful.
The partnership will allow one-click publication of Matterport immersive 3D Spaces into Google Street View and, by extension, Google Search and Google Maps, too. With Matterport, you get high-resolution photography, interactive 3D tours, and immersive virtual reality experiences. Learn more...
HistoryViewVR is an educational virtual reality portal. This virtual reality (vr) education content is fantastic for all schools: Elementary, Middle, High School, College..etc.! These vr field trips are being implemented in classrooms worldwide!
On January,11th 2017 HistoryView was officially founded by CEO & Licensed Teacher Elizabeth Benoit & COO Brian Lyra . Now over 70 vr education experiences have appeared on HistoryView!
"The goal of HistoryView VR is to create a single space where educators can teleport their students into History through virtual reality field trips."
-HistoryViewVR CEO Elizabeth Benoit
Here are The Top 3 Experiences on HistoryView for the month of April:
One of the best parts of these experiences is that they work with almost any devices; cell phones, tablets, desktops, vr headsets, etc... (Recommended use with MergeVR headsets. Stable, easy to clean, adjustable for little eyes!)
HistoryView is working with the man in charge at The Hip Hop Hall of Fame in order to bring the new museum and Hip Hop into the future with virtual reality! HistoryViewVR is excited to announce that they will be capturing The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Induction Ceremony & Concert this summer in Virtual Reality. Stay tuned to experience what it is like to be on the Red Carpet with Hip Hop Hall of Famers! Follow @HipHophof on Twitter to stay updated.
HistoryViewVR looks forward to sharing more educational VR field trips worldwide and to the future filled with possibilities with this technology. One of the top priorities going forward is to develop a HistoryViewVR app for a VR Field Trip in your pocket!
HistoryView would like to thank the MSP's who have supported HistoryViewVR with a mission to bring historical locations from around the world to the world's classrooms! Let’s put history on the Map!
Day 2: 360 Rocket Launch - VISBIT
Traffic and excitement started our day with a bus ride to the press site. Tony and our NASA guides were great staff answering our questions and telling us their stories of NASA. Once we got to the press site the Samsung Gear 360 Camera was deployed and I waited why anticipation! Countdown announcer begins and the rocket lifts off, then about 8 seconds later the sound starts with a low rumble increasing with height. It literally made my chest vibrate! Everyone can experience the launch with me on the VISBIT demo app. After the launch, we got to visit the Crawler that moves rockets out to the launch pad. It was a massive machine that I got to touch and walk under.
DAY 1: TOUR NASA FACILITIES, PRESS CONFERENCE, MEET THE ROCKET
The facilities are huge at NASA and it feels like an amazing university campus. Sign me up! At the press conference, HistoryViewVR asked United Launch Alliance if the future size of their rockets will become larger or smaller. With excitement, ULA responded that the future of their rockets will become larger with multiple payloads! Also, Brian listened to a 17-year-old NY high school student talk about his work at NASA with DNA testing. Keep up the good work kid! Seeing the rocket up close was surreal. Humans do not compare in siz to these space vehicles! This picture is Joe, he works for United Launch Alliance and behind him is his Atlas V rocket.
Buy Now: https://www.historyview.org/dlc/nasavr
COO Brian Lyra was at NASA for a 2 day NASA Social Media Event. During his time, Brian spoke with NASA specialists about virtual reality, Matterport technology and utilizing VR Field Trips at NASA.
The following posts are Brian's notes:
NASA Astronaut Hall of Fame
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Virtual Reality has had an unprecedented impact on education. Students using VR can remember longer, learn faster, and even decide better. All of this while making it even cheaper for schools to bring immersive interactive content in classrooms across the world.
2. History View VR
HistoryView VR is the educational platform for teachers & students to access 3D Virtual Reality Field Trips powered by Matterport. Working with museums and historical sites, HistoryView is able to share historical experiences and bring history to life for classrooms worldwide. In connection with Matterport’s state of the art technology, HistoryView is able to create virtual reality field trips for education and digitally preserve anthropology.
Thank You Mark Metry, Founder of VU Dream
HistoryView VR provides a virtual reality field trip library of historical sites & museum exhibits for educational use. This project preserves historical sites and allows people from all over the world to visit and experience history virtually.
Elizabeth Benoit is a licensed teacher in MA and studied History at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. After graduation, she became familiar with virtual reality and the immersive experience it creates. While exploring this technology she envisioned education, specifically history teachers, utilizing VR in the classroom. Her vision is to travel the world and capture historical sites & museum exhibits for students to explore in VR.
Working with Matterport's state-of-the-art technology and their artists donations, HistoryView VR was able to introduce a VR Library to the world.
To continue expanding the VR library please donate to HistoryView VR Kickstarter:
Artist can donate scans to: https://www.historyview.org/contact/
iPhone users who love exploring the world from the comfort of their couches have a new app to download: Matterport. The Google Street View rival has brought its virtual reality tours of various real-world locations to the iPhone. Matterport originally offered 3D views of everything from popular travel destinations to celebrity homes and historic places like the very first Boeing 737. It started going into VR late last year and even launched a platform called CoreVR that makes it easy for content creators to turn their Street View-like shots into virtual reality experiences.
The company has around 300,000 VR spaces, 150 of which make up a curated premium selection, that you can access through the iOS, Gear VR and Cardboard apps. It also promises to keep converting and adding the rest of its 3D spaces. Take note that the app will only work if you have an iPhone 5s or one of the device's newer iterations, and only if it's running iOS 9.1 and higher. In case you're a business owner looking to show off your place in VR, though, you'll also need Matterport's $4,500 camera in addition to a new-ish iPhone.
Thank you We Get Around Atlanta Chief Photographer Dan Smigrod for donating your Matterport Spaces with us!
What is We Get Around Atlanta?
A worldwide Referral Network to locate a Matterport Pro Photographer
Members in 83 countries
Growing by 100+ Members monthly
While many of the examples are commercial, this Network gives teachers a chance to ask their students to research potential tours for other students to view; geography, etc.
Matterport Pros would love to be contacted by school teachers for show and tell, scan a classroom at no charge to show students what they do and how students can run their own photography agency!
A huge shout out to, Tosolini Productions , who donated scans from Italy and France! If you have Matterport scans and would like to do so please send them in to email@example.com! Check them out!!!
Thank you again to Paolo Tosolini and his great work!!