Creating Virtual Reality (VR) Content
Grade Five students visited the Toronto Reference Library's Digital Innovation Hub for a hands-on lesson about Virtual Reality (VR) Website Design. The work featured above was done by their teacher and includes a photo taken at the Art Gallery of Ontario's "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" exhibition combined with a video wrapped around the floating cube. Students learned to code and design VR content in HTML. These images can be fully experienced in a 360º environment using a Head Mounted Display, such as Google Cardboard, Google Daydream or HTC Vive. Check out the students’ creations in their works in their online gallery.
Another example of the students's work is featured in this GIF.
VR technology is now used to simulate the dangers of distracted driving, with dementia patients to trigger memory and VR can be employed as a tool for empathy in VR films that provide an immersive experience to help us understand other's perspectives.
A list of upcoming workshops using VR technology in the Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) and Pop Up Learning Labs (PULLs) can be found upcoming workshops using VR and class visits to the Digital Innovation Hubs can be arranged by contacting one of the Hubs by email. See this link for more details about class and group visits the DIHs.