Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Virtual Reality in Room A-4 - Traveling Around the World!

Today, students in Miss Lukins's World Geography class had the chance to experience virtual reality using Google Cardboard!  Students took "virtual field trips" to places all over the world! These included places we studied this year, such as the Roman Colosseum and Venice, Italy, as well as an "arctic journey".  We even tested out Google Cardboard Camera and created a virtual reality clip of my classroom!  Students combined the virtual reality with VTS activities, participating in virtual tours combined with writing and drawing exercises!  It was the most exciting day of my teaching career!  What fun to see students' pure joy as they traveled around the world and experienced it in such a tangible way!  Even better, a student led the class in using the devices and was an amazing teacher!  Thank you, Jet, for leading the class, and thank you, students, for a most excellent day! 


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Friday, May 20, 2016

Exemplary ePortfolios - Quarterly Best Work, Reflections, and Goals

This year students in Miss Lukins's class assembled an ePortfolio exemplifying their BEST work from 2015-2016 in Language Arts & World Geography.  Their ePortfolios introduced themselves as scholars, showcased quarterly examples of their work, and included written reflections and goals for their future.  Their ePortfolios were created using Weebly or Google Sites and included the following 6 categories:  About Me, Reading, Writing, Projects, World Geography, and Goals. See some exemplary ePortfolios from the year below! Be proud, scholars! Click on the images below to visit each e-Portfolio:





















Thursday, May 19, 2016

Virtual Reality in Miss Lukins's Room...Coming Soon!

Next week, students in Miss Lukins's World Geography class will have the chance to experience virtual reality using Google Cardboard!  A few students got the opportunity to "test it out" today and were so excited to visit places around the world on "virtual field trips"! These included places we studied this year, such as the Roman Colosseum and Venice, Italy. We even tested out Google Cardboard Camera and created a virtual reality clip of my classroom!  Next week, students will combine virtual reality and VTS and participate in virtual tours combined with writing and drawing exercises!  I can't wait!