Unfortunately my post this week was a day late. Cross country is officially over when I return tomorrow night. I'm happy for myself that it is over but I know my athletes already miss it and are talking about next season.
Anthony talked about Nearpod VR, and I was super glad he did. Our school district is piloting Nearpod, with hopes of maybe using it in the district in the future. I am a lucky teacher who gets to pilot it. I used to pay for it but then stopped, for no reason in particular. Thanks to Anthony I will now be able to try Nearpod VR when my pair of Cardboard arrives. I think Anthony is right that VR can be huge in establishing flow in the classroom. Students become immersed in a virtual world. I just need to test it out myself first so that I can figure out a way to best implement it in my classroom.
Larissa posted a list of ideas to help with flow in the classroom. Even though she did not directly talk about VR in her post I can see how her ideas would help a teacher successfully implement VR in the classroom. She talks a lot about helping students leading their learning. This contributes to a student-centered learning environment which I have learned so much about in all of my classes. I firmly believe the more student-centered a class is the more engagement you can get from students. I am currently working towards providing as much teacher-centered learning as possible. She give a few suggestions to help achieve flow such as goal setting meetings with students and closing circles. Both these would help students to learn at their own pace and share their learning with others.