VR Apps for School, Students and Teachers for Classes 1 – 4
Virtual reality (VR) has so much potential as a tool that can take learning from a dull conventional classroom to a completely new level in terms of learning experience. With the very obvious benefits such as enhanced student engagement, improved retention, and the ability to block out common classroom distractions, this simulation-based technology is being predicted to be one of the top emerging learning trends for Indian Education System in the coming years.
Despite the obvious advantages, a widespread use of virtual reality in schools and other educational institutions is yet to be seen. A few of the reasons for VR still not getting much popularity may include factors such as high cost of equipment and the difficulty in implementation. Which have proved to be gimmicks to stop popularising the use of Virtual Reality in the Education System.
However, seeing the power and practical applicability the future of VR in the Indian education sector isn’t bleak at all. On a detailed discussion, many educational institutions did reveal that they plan to use VR in the future, and also acknowledged this technology’s power to excite students to learn in a better way as compared to the conventional methods.
These days VR technology is also used creatively as a storytelling tool for a much younger age group, which is also expected to further engage young learners in to technology and experimentation based learning.
For educational institutions who are already using or planning to use VR to supplement their curriculum in the near future, here are some of the tried and tested educational apps that can help innovate the way teachings are done in the classroom:
Classes 1 – 4
- Peronio Pop Up Book
- Discovery VR
- Google Expedition
- Cleanopolis VR
- Places in VR
- Tara’s Locket – A VR storybook
1. Peronio Pop Up Book
Peronio is a VR App designed in the form of a pop–up book with each chapter unfolding and explaining a new profession. Peronio offer an holographic gameplay combining Virtual and Augmented Reality.
It can be used as a combination of different and fun ways on a single system called “All In One” gameplay mode using either:
– Ordinary touch screen
– Augmented Reality (with virtual touch)
– Virtual Reality
– MIxed Reality which is a Combination of Virtual and Augmented Reality together (with virtual touch)
The kids can use this app with or without VR and/or AR feature, they can have lots of fun with Peronio.
2. Discovery VR
Discovery has been telling stories like no one else for more than 28 years now, transporting us to places we didn’t know existed and sparking curiosity at every turn. Now with the new and trending technologies emerging everyday, Discovery has entered a new chapter. Discovery VR can take you and your students to a new world, an experience like never before, immersing you in time, space and story.
3. Google Expeditions
With VR and AR, teachers are no longer limited by the space of the classroom. Google Expeditions allows a teacher to guide students through collections of 360° scenes and 3D objects, pointing out interesting sites and artifacts along the way.
4. Cleanopolis VR
Captain Clean needs your help. Your mission if you accept it is to fight against climate change and make sure the city of Cleanopolis get rid of its CO2 cloud. Assisted by your faithful companion named Tobby, explore the 3D city and discover its districts. They shelter some mini-games, some quizzes and even a movie theatre! Thanks to your actions, you will reduce the CO2 emissions and beautify the city.
5. Places in VR
Virtual tours of landmarks from Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Morocco, Kuwait, Yemen, Macedonia, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Greece and Space. Examine the marvels of Islamic architecture, visit mosques, tombs, palaces of sultans, museums, inns, baths, castles, towers, old houses, squares, parks, nature, religious sites, ancient cities, space and other places with more than a thousand 360 degree panoramic images in high quality. Go up the Eiffel tower, go inside the Egyptian Pyramids and even visit Mars! You will feel as if you are there…
6. Tara’s Locket – A VR story book.
Tara’s Locket is an illustrated storybook adventure set in a stunning virtual world. This unique experience inspired by picture books allows children and adults alike to step into Tara’s world and meet Tara and her friends (and Pooka!) first-hand. Inspired by the landscapes, stories and folklore of Ireland’s dramatic Atlantic coast, Tara’s story explores the value of self-belief and the often overlooked contribution that children make to family ties.
Join Tara on her quest in this first-of-its-kind virtual reality children’s picture book. Children can read and learn while exploring Tara’s world as she pursues the mischievous Pooka and brings her family safely back together. This is a truly magical way to experience storytelling.