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

All tweet about education technology and virtual reality in English


My virtual reality Twitter list 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mirroring Android, Win, iOS-devices in Byod classroom

Im working now in Byod project and our first job is to make some tests about mirroring Android, Win, iOS-devices in Byod classroom.

This first video mirroring Windows and Android devices. Windows 8-tablet and Samsung Note 3 smart phone and Samsung 10.1. Note tablet. Devices need Miracast support. We use wireless Netgear to mirroring those devices. 

Mirroring Android and Windows in Byod classroom.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

12.5-13.5. Visit in Denmark 1:1 schools

I had great opportunity to visit in three 1:1 schools in Denmark at 12.5-13.5. After three hours of sleep i let photos do the most talking. 
First school was VUC Haderslev students 18+. New huge building look like a modern museum. They talk about Learning Lighthouse

Our next visit Parkvejens skole in Odder. Municipality of Odder is famous of its iPad 1:1 solutions. Next slide photos tell you some basic ideas related 1:1. 

 Our last visit was in Copenhagen Ørestads high school. This school has been leading digital leaning environment developer in among Denmark high school. All students has lap top and iPad. Also Android and Windows about 10%. In this byod-system they use Google Drive as learning platform.  1100 students in that school. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Green Screen iPad Studio in Classroom

In Voionmaa high school we have team course now running. It means that three teachers from each subjects have their course together. Normally 6 hours week is now 18 hours / week. Courses are Speech communication, biology Environmental ecology and in geography Environment hasards like Tsunami or Earthquake.

My job is to make students communicate different ways using topics of biology and geography.
One task is to make environmental news using Green screen iPad app by Do Ink.

I found this Green Screen video tutorial from Jonathan Wylie. After that everything was quite easy. 

One result from last week Earth Day (in Finnish). You can see the different background.

More Green Screen

Cybraryman Green Screen Page

Friday, October 18, 2013

Thinglink for teachers

Using Thinglink is easy. First download image, then tag with different web content like Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and more and finally share your content. I use it mostly with iPad. Thinglink app

From Thinglink Youtube channel

Some ideas to use Thinglink in education:

73+ ways to use Thinglink
10 innovative ways to use Thinglink in the classroom