Virtual Reality, most commonly referred to as VR, is making waves in education. But what is it? VR is a form of technology that allows pupils to become fully immersed in their surroundings. Imagine being transported to anywhere in the world without having to jump on a plane. Have you ever dreamed of visiting the Great Wall of China or the Galapagos Islands?
We know that experiencing something first hand can’t be beaten. But we also know that this is not always feasible. Using the power of virtual reality, PrimeVR is bringing the outside world into the classroom. Imagine visiting the Colosseum whilst learning about the Romans or blasting off into space during a topic on the Solar System. Our team of qualified teachers can deliver a range of workshops within your school to help bring your topic to life and inspire your pupils with their learning.Enquire Now
We know that excellent teaching has the greatest impact on pupil progress. But we also know that students only progress if they are engaged in their learning. VR can help with this; bring learning to life and set the scene for your scheme of work. Learning about volcanoes in Geography? Take your students to see a Supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park. Studying WW1 in History? Immerse yourself in the trenches. Trying to improve descriptive writing? Drop your class into the middle of Borneo rainforest.
For VR to have a meaningful impact, it should be planned alongside the requirements of the national curriculum and embedded into your scheme of work. VR can be successfully incorporated into any area of the curriculum. See below for some subject specific examples.
PrimeVR was started by two tech enthusiasts, Stuart and Tom. Stuart is a qualified teacher and former Google Expeditions associate. Whilst working on the UK Pioneer Programme, he visited over 100 schools and travelled nearly 10,000 miles across the UK. He witnessed the awe and wonder that virtual reality created in the classroom; from remote locations in Cornwall to the busy city of London, the “WOW’ reaction was the same. Tom is an expert in all things IT; he built his first computer at the age of 10 and has been running his own digital agency for over five years. Together, Stuart and Tom started PrimeVR to make virtual reality more accessible across the education and healthcare sector in the UK.
Stuart’s favourite Google Expedition is
the 7 New Wonders of The World.
Tom’s favourite Google Expedition is
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