8 years ago today I was working with Opensim / Stereoscopic Viewer & Glasses / Interactive Whiteboard .. Today its VR goggle and Vizor.io !
Bringing a Tinkercad BETA model into Vizor.io VR space (with texture) https://youtu.be/hIUTvvjZBGk
VR Headsets for the new virtual reality lab I will be teaching this week in the STEM Lab …. been working in this for a loooooong time and ready to see it in action with a large group ! … The toolkit will be the http://Vizor.io toolkit we have been working with for the past several months now.
The GreenbusLabs project was started in 2005 as an effort to share as much as possible regarding my notes, projects, research, observation, and thinking as they related to educational technology and what at the time I seen as these very powerful and emerging “Rich Immersive Learning Environments”. It is my belief that the effort to share these ideas is as important today as it was back in 2005 ! I hope you find them useful, and that they contribute to your thinking about kids coding, making, and immersive learning environments to improve what we are offering to kids. Its as exciting a time today as it was back in 2005 with the mainstream classroom beginning to embrace the maker spaces and coding in the classroom , I am encouraged in the direction todays modern classroom seems to be headed. As educational technology…
Microsoft Reveals $300 VR Headsets With 3D Windows Push
SAVE THE DATE ! The Greenbush Immersive Learning Conference – coming July 14th in Eudora Kansas
Vizor is a platform for exploring, creating, and publishing virtual reality on the web. Discover 360 and 3D content in VR on your phone, or in 2D on your web browser or tablet. http://vizor.io VizorIO Quick Start Tinkercad to VizorIO
A shout out to @DanGreen for bringing this to my attention ! … This is very cool ! http://home.cc.gatech.edu/gpblocks/1
A Simple 3D Virtual Reality Space Builder for Kids I have been working on for a few summer camps. http://vr.greenbushlabs.com Feel free to tinker with it !
This is great ! A guide to starting your own SparkTruck https://docs.google.com/document/d/14Z7kaBYsU90LmA8ozaXfqet6cNtDtORswRG3-Xzjbho/edit#
I ran across this older post today (from 2012) but it really emphasis the difference we are making with our Greenbush wide STEM work – http://www.greenbushlabs.com/LabsBlog/?p=1671 … but the piece that caught my attention was: – “One survey of student attitudes towards STEM found that “it is almost universal that mathematics and science is seen as boring and not related to real life” And these results: – “One longitudinal study found that SparkTruck experience with high school scientific research bumped the actual decision to choose a career in science about 13%. SparkTruck is only an afternoon with some fun tools. So, as far as workable solutions go, it’s a relatively solid (and inexpensive) solution.” … The SparkTruck was a project by Sparkfun launched back in 2012 that did very similar things to what we are doing with the Mobile STEM…
“Education is about motivation… if we can use Virtual Reality to draw kids in then that’s incredibly valuable.” Bill Gates http://uploadvr.com/bill-gates-vr-education-content Another great piece by uploadVR
we still don’t know enough about human perception to know what will work in virtual domains; it’ll take more VR to figure that out. We must navigate the treacherous valley before reaching new heights.we still don’t know enough about human perception to know what will work in virtual domains; it’ll take more VR to figure that out. We must navigate the treacherous valley before reaching new heights. A great read via Wired-https://www.wired.com/2016/04/magic-leap-vr/
Over the last 10 years the GreenbushLabs project has introduced over 20,000 students to Computer Science and Coding !
Another sample of a model (1) created in Opensim (2) exported as a Collada model (3) rendered in three JS with stereoscopic plugin
“Wearable Technology , Virtual Reality, and Coding as a New Literacy” – where tea leaves wonder for the coming 10 years#EdTech#Wearables — Rich White (@RichWhite) February 22, 2016
10 years of Virtual Reality work at Greenbush !- https://t.co/HNk23KIuUcpic.twitter.com/8xNxVx6jC3 — Rich White (@RichWhite) February 21, 2016