Teaching & Learning

Tech Tips: New Worlds to Explore

Virtual reality apps take students almost anywhere

Without ever leaving the classroom, you can have students explore the depths of the ocean and outer space, time-travel to key events and sites from the past, and bring science to life. Virtual reality (VR) apps let you step into places, roles and experiences that were previously impossible. Here you’ll find a few recommendations.


Paint life-size 3-D brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire.Students will experience painting in a completely new way. tiltbrush.com


Students become part of the human anatomy in an immersive way, being able to navigate along anatomical structures: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, lacrimal and female reproductive systems. anatomyou.com/en


Students can practice public speaking, interview skills, networking and mindfulness, with photo-realistic VR environments to train in. virtualspeech.com


Students learn through this action racing game with a bit of strategy and biology thrown into the mix in a rare and highly unusual micro world of the carefully recreated human cell. luden.io/incell


Students learn about the solar system with an in-depth tour of planets and a few stars. With great music and entertaining visuals. titansofspacevr.com

ALL of these Vr Apps are on the App Store and Google Play, and require VR gear such as Google Cardboard.

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