VR can take children on field trips around the world and through time. Inside a space without distractions, your kid can learn valuable school and STEM concepts while having fun; however, striking the balance between learning and enjoyment is tricky, and not all educational VR experiences do so well. Here are our top picks for the VR apps, films and games for helping your children learn...
VR started off as an enthusiast's tool, but Lenovo is looking to bring affordable VR to the classroom so kids can learn in new and exciting ways, offering a significantly richer hands-on experience than what's currently available.
Flipgrid allows students to create and share videos on specific topics to engage other students. Microsoft purchased Flipgrid in 2018 and it will be the default video camera in OneNote starting this fall.
Microsoft is a major contributor to the International Society for Technology (ISTE), which kicks off next week in Philidelphia. The company is announcing that Minecraft is going to be more friendly for those with reading challenges, along with a new way to practice your PowerPoint presentation with some AI.
Microsoft has teamed up with Kano, a company that creates kits for and supports kids learning to code, to launch the Kano PC. The new kit allows students to build their own laptop, complete with Windows 10 in S Mode and a suite of tools to help them learn coding and creative tasks.
A selection of STEM toys and games are on sale at Amazon today only, including the littleBits Rule Your Room base kit, Makey Makey, and other educational products to promote learning and fun at the same time.