TechStart introduced the Oculus Rift headset to Arkansas school districts nearly two years ago. Since then, the distribution of TechStart VR kits has reached every school district in the state. Now we have the recent release of the Oculus Go headset. To keep schools up to date with the latest articles and news releases from Oculus, please click Oculus Blog Post.
TechStart’s Updated Website
TechStart announced a new website for Arkansas teachers and students. With the second wave of VR kits being distributed this fall, we are very excited to see what students can create by using the curriculum. Training will be provided by ESC’s and APSRC, along with VR kits to set up and take back to schools. Every high school in the state of Arkansas has an opportunity to receive a kit. Special thanks for the equipment goes to Facebook, TechStart, ADE and the Governor’s Office. Note the link to the TechStart website. Click here to visit the website.
Applied Digital Skills Using Google
Google has introduced a free computer literacy course for students to learn basic digital skills to prepare them for opportunities beyond school. The workforce today expects employees to work collaboratively, communicate with one another and be problem-solvers. Click here to learn more!
Virtual Reality and Minecraft
With the TechStart VR Initiative distributing equipment around the state, I’m always on the lookout for articles that can involve Oculus applications found for free in the Oculus Store. This article from eSchool News highlights Minecraft and how teachers can apply the program in their curriculum.
“15 Real Classroom Uses for Minecraft”