AR and VR Biomes

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality enhances learning experiences for students. If you have used either of these realities, you will most certainly agree. Different subjects can be taught in new and exciting ways, making the learning process fun. As written on

“In addition to enabling educational “travel,” AR and VR have been shown to improve motor skills, enhance imaginative play and thinking, and inspire learning through gamification. … This helps students see how to take these skills with them into the workplace and makes what they are learning more relevant to them. May 10, 2018”

CoSpaces software, which is free for basic use, has provided engaging and stimulating opportunities for the creation of virtual environments. CoSpaces Edu lets students build their own 3D creations, animate them with code and explore them in Virtual or Augmented Reality.

It empowers students to become creators and prepare them for their future, CoSpaces Edu develops 21st Century learning skills and digital literacy, enhances creativity and fosters collaboration in the classroom.

Year 5 girls studied the features of the five main biomes; aquatic, grassland, forest, desert, and tundra. With their knowledge and understanding, and after spending time ‘discovering’, ‘playing’ and ‘creating’ with CoSpaces, they designed and created a virtual world of one of the biomes. Using the add-on in CoSpaces of the Merge Cube the girls design AR of the 5 biomes on 5 sides of the Merge Cube with one side being a title information side.

The girls shared their creations with teachers and peers! The ‘aaww’s’ and ‘aaahhh’s’ was wonderful to hear 😊



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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!