Education is shifting online more and more. And teachers and parents are finding new and interesting ways to include at-home learning experiences that take you all over the world. How is this possible? With Virtual Reality. The wonderful new world of Virtual Reality is here and Oculus have their part to play in it.
Oculus is rapidly gaining favor as a go-ahead brand because of the variety of apps that they put out. So the first thing to do once you purchase your Oculus Go is get their app. Now you enjoy their menu of apps that will only enhance your enjoyment of your V.R. headset. It’s not just the quantity that they’re known for but also the quality as well. Here are the best Oculus apps for virtual learning at home.
1. Pet Lab
Perhaps if you live in an apartment owning a pet is out of the question. You can make up for that by downloading Pet Lab. This allows you to be in charge of a pet shop and create your own animals while facing challenges and puzzles along the way. This one will be a favorite with children because owning a pet is always fun. And, it is also an opportunity to teach responsibility and animal health.
2. Oculus Venues
I never thought it possible until I found this one but it is possible to place yourself in your favorite venues with Oculus Venues. This allows you to be there in the V.R. sense without having to pay all the expenses involved. You can witness various events, shows, and sports games in real time, while feeling you are actually there. This is a great way to expose children to cultural events or teach sports-related principles.
3. National Geographic V.R.
Who doesn’t like the great outdoors? National Geographic V.R. allows you to do just that without ever taking a step outside. Enjoy all that nature has to offer by either standing on a mountain top or swimming with whales in the deep blue sea. There is something for anyone who wants to get away from the concrete jungle. Mother nature has no shortage of learning possibilities for kids.
4. Melody V.R.
If you want a concert style experience without having to pay premium prices for the tickets then Melody V.R. could be for what you’re looking for. Feel the excitement of being at an actual concert without having to be there. Relax and enjoy your favorite shows wherever you like. This would be a fun way for kids to have a music education experience right in your home.
5. Epic Roller Coasters
You might be skeptical of roller coasters for learning. But everybody needs a field trip sometimes! Plus, there are a lot of math and science lessons waiting for you at a theme park, even a virtual one. Going to the Fun Park can now be free and a lot less terrifying by downloading the Epic Roller Coasters. While it might not have the sense of immediate danger that a real roller coaster can generate it can help you to get some adrenaline going through your system.
All these apps are available for free and will greatly enhance the live-in learning experience for your children. Any of these would make a worthwhile option for virtual, hands-on teaching. Whatever your decision is, Oculus has delivered in showing what a V.R. world looks like and it’s certainly a world that I’d like to be a part of.