If students and educators are to get the most from ‘Learning in the Metaverse’ we need more interactivity. I’m in a lucky position where I have the time to hopefully add that to my worlds, but I understand most teachers don’t. They’re already under the pump and feeling burnt out. It’s a big ask of them. They’ll visit a platform, walk around inside its beautiful interior, marveling at its potential, and then never come back! Often the simplest worlds I’ve built with teachers a
Shifting mindsets on how we've always done things. “What’s the point if you can’t physically kick a ball?” Good point, but what if you can’t get to a ball? What if someone with more knowledge than you could dream of, could pick up their ball and bring it to you? Imagination, Motivation, Inspiration. Moving beyond the normal and the routine to create meaningful change will mean taking risks. Once there are enough of us, the balance will tip and the movement will snowball forwa
Digital Literacy on an Alien Planet Imagine you've been dropped on an Alien Planet... the entire class! Would you be able to describe in detail what you're all seeing? Would you all agree on the same description?
This world is all about collaboration. Work together to send your report home to earth. Use your digital devices to recreate the planet as a 3D file and send it home. The more accurate you are, the quicker you'll be rescued.
Let's face it, that rustling from the gr
For me, this is what it's what the Metaverse is all about! Being able to link two schools together, across 1,000 km of Australia is going to be amazing. The students are going to lose their minds when it's finally opened. The 'Murray Darling River' is the perfect 'world' for a Virtual Field trip. No headsets are required, just a browser and a spirit of adventure. Frame's ability to switch scenes means we can learn by day and eat virtual marshmallows by the campfire in the eve
‘The River’ is a Virtual Field trip based on the Murray Darling River. Learn about its fragile ecosystem and the threats it faces. Switch between the virtual and the physical classroom to collaborate as a class and find solutions. The possibilities for learning are engaging and endless. Custom content can be added by teachers, or you can use the resources already available within the world. No headset required. Available on any device with a browser. For more information on u
Learn the four rules of number by running the most successful market stall in Ancient Rome. Rome was not built in a day, but your little business can be. Learn about the people of Ancient Rome whilst running your own 'Market Stall' at the Forum Diem. With a budget and a dream, what will you sell? Will it be fruit? Profitable, but easily rotten. Dried fish? Cheap long-lasting, but a little bit disgusting! Otters noses? Yuck!
Buy what you need and sell what you don't. These cho
Hybrid classrooms, blending the real and the virtual in a post-Covid world. During the NSW Covid lockdowns, the schools I coach were closed. Our students entered into a daily routine of zoom calls and isolation. A routine that would continue for over 3 months. Unable to get to schools, I searched for an alternative to bring us together in one space. An online world that allowed students and teachers a chance to reconnect. As well as reconnecting, to have a presence in that sp
- A call to all teachers The Education revolution that was promised so many years ago is still moving, but are we moving quickly enough? Although it’s shifting, is it keeping up with the real world? We need more momentum, more innovation. These are crazy times, and the ability to be flexible for change will be part of that new momentum. Change can only be truly facilitated by those on the ‘front lines’, those teachers working every day with students. Incorporating innovative
'The Farm'' is a great place to learn about sustainablity. A key concept in the Australian Curriculum. Learn about sustainable farming and how we can care and nuture our native fura and flora. Work your way around the activities whilst listening to the peaceful soundtrack of a working farm. #sustainability #australia #farming #virtualworlds #metaverse #edumetaverse #schools #onlinelearning #homeschooling #edutech #innovation #fieldtrip