Here is an article where a teacher shares a lesson for VR in English.
Mr. Letizia has the students read an article about virutal reality's ability to improve empathy. Students discuss opposing viewpoints of whether or not virtual reality can actually improve student empathy. Finally students watch 1-minute NYT VR films "The Food Drop" and "The Displaced".
The Times App also has 3 portraits of young people from various countries. There is also an 11-minute VR video "the Displaced" about refugees.
Here are three tools. I am interested in students creating 3D films and images with ThinkLink
Here is an article I still need to read.
I'm going to start a phone drive at my school to collect old and used phones to be used for virtual reality in my classroom. I'm still trying to figure out how to make these phone donations tax deductible. I am hoping that parents will be motivated to donate before the fiscal year is up. I am also hoping some of my students get new phones for Christmas so that they can donate their old phones to me.
Below is a list of smartphones I will be sharing with students and parents interested in donating. These phones which are compatible with Google Cardboard Version 1 and 2 headsets from One Digital Consulting.
Compatible Smartphones for Virtual Reality:
Ready for VR (phone size fits version 1 cardboard)*:
Apple iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 5C + 5S, 6, 6S
Google Nexus 4, 5, 5X
HTC Eco 3D, One (Mini, S, X, X+, E8, M8, M8S, M9, A9), Sensation, Sensation XE, Velocity 4G, Desire 320 (600, 610, 620, Eye)
Huawei Ascend G 615, P1, P6
LG G2, Optimus 3D Max (P720), Optimus 4X HD (P880), Optimus G (E975), Optimus G Pro + P940 Prada 3
Samsung Active S, Galaxy (Beam, S2, S3, S3 Mini), S4 (Active, Mini), S5 (Mini, Neo), S6 (Mini, Edge), Note 3 Neo, S7, S7 Edge
Sony Xperia S, SP, T, Z, ZL, ZR, Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, Z3+, Z5
Vodafone Smart 4 (Power, Turbo), Smart Prime 6
Xiaomi Mi (3, 4, 4i), Redmi Prime (2, 3)
Ready for VR (phone size fits version 2 cardboard)*:
Apple iPhone 6 Plus, 6S Plus
Google Nexus 6, 6P
HTC One MAX, Desire 816 (816G, 820, 826)
Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Honor 4x, Honor 6 Plus, Mate 8
LG G3, G4
Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, S6 Edge+, S7 +
Vodafone Smart 4 Max (990N), Smart Ultra 6
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
OnePlus One, 2
Xiaomi Mi Note, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3