When students read about something, they often want to experience it. With VR, they aren’t limited to word descriptions or book illustrations; they can explore the topic and see how things are put together.
VR gives us the power to scale and make learning more dynamic and engaging. A relatively small VR device can even act as a whole science lab.
With VR, learners are inspired to discover for themselves. Students have an opportunity to learn by doing things rather by reading a book.
Visceral reactions to what we are experiencing are fundamental to forming memories. VR makes it easy to engage students the whole time, making experiences really memorable.
VR is useful not only for content consumption, but it’s also great for content creation. By giving students tools such as CoSpaces, you help them boost their creativity.
A lot of people are visual learners — VR is really helpful for this group of learners. Instead of reading about things, students can actually see the things they’re learning about. Being able to visualize complex functions or mechanisms makes them easier to comprehend.
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
If you could take your students anywhere in the world—where would you take them? From Mount Everest to the Louvre, there are over 900 VR Expeditions in the Expeditions app for you and your class to explore.
What you need to experience VR:
Mobile device or Chrome OS
Optional: Cardboard or Daydream viewer
magine bringing a swirling tornado or a buzzing beehive into your classroom. Bring abstract concepts to life with the Expeditions app AR mode. Explore over 100 AR Expeditions available to see what’s possible.
What you need to experience AR:
Mobile device that supports ARCore (Android) or ARKit (iOS)
Optional: Selfie stick
With VR videos, Discovery embraces a new opportunity to tell amazing stories immersing you in experiences like never before.
Exclusive content from shows – like Shark Week, Deadliest Catch and MythBusters.
Heart-pounding adventures with incredible thrills – like mountain biking, surfing and, of course, rollercoasters.
Rescue rhinos, swim with elephants and bask in the beauty of majestic tigers.