Thursday, December 10, 2015

Virtual Reality Presentation at Virtual learning days 8.12.

We had Virtual reality presentation 8.12. at National Virtual Learning Days arenged by National Board of Education Finland. Our topics were virtual reality, 360 video and photos, 360 cameras, Google cardboard, Samsung Gear Vr, Drones, Phantom 3, Webvr, Virtual environments. Even some material are in Finnish, lots of presentations are in video format. Check it out. Lots of things happening on the field of education and virtual reality here in Finland. 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Google Cardboard, Copter drone, Theta camera and 360 Youtube

Google Cardboard  and new Youtube 360 video feature are working well together. I predict it will be big thing next year in education, at least Finnish education,  because we start officially our Virtual reality glasses and learning project 2015 -2017. Google Cardboard is almost free, and school can buy good 360 camera amount of 300 €.  

Just order Google Cardboard, unbox like i my last Google Cardboard post, use Cardboard and Android app, go to 360 video channel, click Cardboard icon and just look over your shoulder. If you dont have Cardboard, you can see the video with Chrome Browser. On the left side of to video is a guide panel to look around. 

We started our project beforhand this summer with Ricoh Theta 360 camera. Kuopio classical school principal Jukka Sormunen with students printed in spring 3D copter with Minifactory 3D printer. Little practice and after five crash downs Principal himself taped Theta camera and flew and shoot 360 video. We will buy a few drones with video cameras during this project. 

Use Chrome browser or Google Cardboard to look this video. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Google Cardboard v 2.0 unboxed

I ordered Google Cardboard v 2.0 from I AM CARDBOARD and package has arrived. So lets unbox. 

A Box

Cardboad headset 

Ready to use. Took about two minutes. 

Add your phone inside 

                 Tutorial from Kevin the Tech Ninja


Check our Virtual reality glasses and learning project 2015 - 2017 Start officially at August 2015 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Virtual Reality 360 Cameras

One main goal in new four high school  Virtual reality headsets and learning project 2015 - 2017 is to produce 360 videos by students and teachers to Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard. We start with Ricoh Theta but there are many virtual reality cameras coming to the market. We also follow development of these products. Do you know any other good 360 cameras we could use in this project?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Virtual Reality Glasses and Learning - project 2015 - 2017

Virtual reality has taken huge steps in past two years from 3D and augmented reality to virtual reality glasses. Developers like Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Sony Project Morpheus, HTC Vive, Microsoft Hololens , Google Cardboard bring virtual reality glasses available to consumers at 2015 - 2016.

This project is funded by Finnish National Board of Education. During years 2015 - 2017 four high schools from Muurame,  Jyväskylä and Kuopio cities develop and test new virtual reality glasses in learning. 

Project main goals:

  1. Experiences of virtual reality as learning environment.

  1. Offer 360 video production skills and tools for high school teachers and students

  1. Share current and future potential of virtual reality developers like Oculus Rift, Sony, Samsung, Google, Valve and Microsoft to all levels of Finnish education system

  1. Test virtual reality possibilities in high school subjects (history, geography, biology, sports, arts . . .), team learning and entrepreneurship studies.

  1. Test virtual reality as new tool used marketing schools.  

  1. Organize high school level national virtual reality game event together with students and teachers

  1. With together our company partners Samsung Finland and Edutukku test Samsung Gear Vr virtual reality learning environment.

  1. Google Cardboard testing in classroom

We want to build global learning network with schools and companies interested in virtual reality glasses. If interested in collaboration, please contact us in Twitter or this blog comment section.


Teacher and Coordinator @ilotimo
Coordinator and Principal of Muurame high school @apuustin
Company developer, Principal of Kuopio classical high school @sormuju

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