Using 360 Media in the Classroom

As a high school world history teacher, I worked to find ways for my students to understand the scope and diversity of the world around us. When I incorporated 1:1 technology in my classroom, I began attaching 360º scenes and activities to their lessons. My students may or may not have enjoyed learning history, but everyone looked forward to "traveling" to these exotic places and seeing new wonders around the world. Students began to ask, "Where do we get to go today?"

We know the adages: "Pictures can speak a thousand words," and "Students learn best from experiences." Incorporating 360º media in the classroom brings the outside world into their lives in a way that makes everything a bit more tangible. These all-encompassing views sparks wonder in a way that very few other resources can. I would not teach without 360º media.

Katie Moran, ITRT & former World History teacher

Never has it been easier, cheaper or more fun to fill students with wonder and awe. Inspiring curiosity and creativity, in my opinion, is the apex of my role in the classroom. Wanna go to Mars? No problem. Wanna climb Mt. Everest. Let's go. Wanna explore human anatomy. We can do that!

Not only can I find content easily to support learning, but I can create those virtual experiences with a few tools. It's impossible to walk away from a virtual field trip and not want more. Deeper investigation and engaged students are a direct result of the 360 experience.

The brain devotes more space to processing and storing visual information than all other senses combined.

Cindy Parks, ITRT & former Kindergarten & 1st teacher

inspire wonder

"It allows us to go somewhere we wouldn't normally be able to go."

"You know, it's very seductive."