Title: Using AR & VR in the English Classroom

Presenter: Imelda Judge – Macquarie Fields High School

Type: Practical

Duration: 60 mins

Overview: There is incredible potential for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to be used in significant ways in the classroom and especially in the English Classroom. In this workshop teachers will be introduced to some basic, free Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality apps that can be used in the English classroom and could also be considered for use in other KLAs and in primary and secondary schools. Teachers will be looking at how these tools have been used successfully in the classroom, will have some time to play and experiment with these apps and will then be given the opportunity to collaborate with their peers to adjust a course or program they are currently teaching to use these apps in their classroom. Teachers will examine a possible formative assessment task that has been used and look to adapt this task to suit their learning environment.

Target Audience: K – 12 Teachers & Executive

Requirements: Mobile phone with data to download apps – Google Cardboard, cardboard Camera, Within and Aurasma. Pre- download of these apps would be appreciated. A program you are currently working on and would like to change or adapt using this technology.