Do you work within or interested in the education industry and looking to bring VR/AR to the classroom? In this blog, you’ll find a collection of links to FREE apps plus much more!
Alchemy VR has partnered with Expeditions to produce experiences narrated by naturalist David Attenborough. They are creating immersive educational experiences on an impressive scale. It is an experimental virtual reality studio based in London, United Kingdom.
The subscription-based app allows students and teachers to explore the human anatomy. 4D Interactive Anatomy puts you in control of navigating and learning from real photographic anatomy on any screen.
Curiscope was founded at the start of 2016 with the belief that they could use AR & VR tech to change how kids engage and interact with Science. Take your lessons to a new dimension with the Augmented Reality Virtuali-Tee. Learn about the human body…on a human body.
Schell Games is the largest full-service education and entertainment game development company in the United States. Schell Games counts some of the world’s most respected brands as clients, including The Walt Disney Company, Yale University, SeaWorld Parks, Lionel, The Fred Rogers Company and Microsoft Corporation.
Timelooper is a 360-degree virtual reality smartphone app that lets visitors re-live iconic moments from historical & cultural sites around the world. They are transforming the learning process from one that is inherently passive to active. They bring the classroom to life by empowering teachers to deliver highly interactive and historically and scientifically accurate content that will serve to inspire, emote, and inform students.
Unimersiv is the largest platform for VR educational experiences. By downloading the app, you will have access to multiple experiences that will let you learn about history, space or human anatomy. Technology using virtual reality, however, has introduced new levels of experiential education. Virtual 3D worlds allow students and teachers to visit places otherwise impossible to visit without it. They can go to space, history places, deserts, or foreign countries without physically traveling there. Unimersiv’s VR app is available on the Samsung Gear VR and the Oculus Rift for now.
Quiver Education content is designed around topics as diverse as biology, geometry, and the solar system. Quiver Education provides the same magical augmented reality colouring experience, but with a greater focus on educational content than the awesome Quiver App.
Wild Eyes use specially designed cameras to capture the natural world in 360-degrees. They are working with designers, educational organizations, and teachers to produce interactive lessons that allow the viewer to see a realistic depiction of the lessons they are learning including Biology, Physics, and Earth Sciences. They are using Virtual Reality to create an educational and immersive experience.
The world’s largest collection of stock 360° images and videos. The students/teachers can tour anyplace in the world with a 360-degree view for free. 360cities goal is to bring 360 VR photography to the mainstream and create new applications from this geographic data. We aim to cover hundreds of cities with tens of thousands of artistic, high-resolution, spherical panoramas.
CoSpaces Edu is an educational technology widely used in schools around the world and letting anyone easily create their own virtual content. With CoSpaces Edu, students can create virtually anything in the classroom!
Immersive VR Education
Immersive VR Education is a virtual/augmented reality company dedicated to transforming how educational content is delivered and consumed globally by providing educators and corporate trainers the tools they need to create their own content using virtual classrooms or virtual training environments.
Google Expeditions AR Pioneer Program
With the Expeditions app, through the use of VR and AR, teachers are no longer limited by the space of the classroom. VR lets you explore the world virtually while AR brings abstract concepts to life—allowing teachers to guide students through collections of 360° scenes and 3D objects, pointing out interesting sites and artifacts along the way. Introduce your students to a new way of learning with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
Nearpod strives to empower educators to create learning experiences that engage and inspire millions of students around the world. Nearpod is an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom that makes lectures more engaging through interactive multimedia presentations.
ThingLink gives images a new role in online communication and learning. It allows teachers to create interactive images and videos. It is the easiest way to save and share notes and observations about real-world spaces, situations, and artifacts.
Boulevard (Previously WoofbertVR)
Boulevard creates immersive, user-controlled experiences and enriched art education content unlike any other in virtual, augmented and mixed reality. Boulevard Arts partners with the world’s leading museums and cultural sites to share their collections through virtual, augmented and mixed reality technology.
ISTE Librarian’s Network Webinar
Elissa Malespina, author of Augmented Reality in Education: Bringing Interactivity to Libraries and Classrooms has created a webinar about using AR and VR in the classroom. She talks about ways to incorporate AR into your schools.
zSpace is an interactive, immersive virtual reality desktop platform. The system is focused on the learning market, specifically STEM education, medical instruction, corporate training, research, and design. zSpace applications engage students in standards-based learning experiences that align with the curriculum. Students construct knowledge and understanding of concepts across multiple curriculum areas with a strong focus on STEM subjects.
EON Reality (EON Reality Education)
EON Reality founded EON Reality Education, a non-profit focused on advancing the cause of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) education and research. EON Reality Education will also guide and commission research and development projects with partner institutions to better understand the cognitive benefits of AVR.
Mattel View-Master Virtual Reality Viewer
Enter the world of virtual reality with the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack. This kid-friendly device will surround you with stunning 360-degree environments so you feel as if you are really there. Immerse yourself in 360-degree interactive environments and explore these amazing virtual worlds.
ClassVR is a groundbreaking new technology designed to help raise engagement and increase knowledge retention for students of all ages. It is the world’s first affordable VR/AR solution designed to give schools everything they need to deliver an exciting, engaging and truly immersive learning experience, whilst ensuring it is fully managed and controlled within the classroom.
ENGAGE is an advanced virtual reality training and education platform that makes it easy to collaborate, create and learn in virtual reality. The tools are very easy to use and require no technical expertise. The platform allows educators and corporate trainers to share their own content in a virtual setting, inspiring students whether in a classroom, lecture theatre, or operating theatre.
Titans of Space
Titans of Space is a densely educational guided tour of the Solar System, designed first for virtual reality. Multiple versions are available for mobile and PC platforms, for VR and otherwise.
VirtualSpeech provides a training platform for people to practice soft skills in VR. Combining VR with e-learning or in-person training gives participants a chance to practice what they have learned in realistic environments, helping develop essential soft skills more effectively. Founded by Dom Barnard and Sophie Thompson in early 2016.
Veative is bringing VR in education that improves learning outcomes and increases engagement. Veative has launched its Awareness drive for Virtual Reality (VR) in Education. They develop immersive technology solutions that have shown an incredible ability to educate, train, and solve real-world problems.
Arch Virtual creates VR medical training experiences that help students practice surgical operations. They practice medical procedures in virtual reality environments before conducting them for real. They create real-time 3D environments for visualization, simulation and marketing using gaming and VR technologies like Unity3D and Oculus Rift.
Gamar is an award-winning platform that enables anyone to easily map spaces and create augmented reality games or tours. Within the app, there are many kid-friendly activities available to keep the whole family entertained. Gamar allows museums and local attractions to easily create engaging tours with augmented reality to engage visitors.
InMind 2 VR (Cardboard)
InMind VR is an adventure game about a scientific journey inside the emotional chemistry of the human brain. It allows the students to experience the journey into the patient’s brains in search of the neurons that cause mental disorders. The game places emphasis on the chemistry behind human emotion, greatly inspired by the Pixar/Disney movie “Inside Out” and (more scientifically) Lövheim’s theory of emotions.
VR Space is one of the VR apps available to learn about space. It is an immersive virtual reality tour of Sun Star and planet systems. Kids will learn all about the different planets in our Solar System and can guess some of space’s greatest facts.
Mission: ISS is to date the most detailed and elaborate space-oriented educational app for virtual reality. Take a trip into orbit and experience life onboard the International Space Station!
MEL Chemistry VR
One of the best educational VR apps on the subject of chemistry. MEL Chemistry VR lessons are aligned with the school chemistry curriculum, covering all of its main topics.
Universe Sandbox ²
Universe Sandbox ² is a physics-based space simulator that allows you to create, destroy, and interact on an unimaginable scale.
The VR Museum of Fine Art
A must-download VR education app. Explore the Second Floor of the Museum! Explore a virtual museum in room-scale VR: see famous sculptures in full, 1:1 scale and see famous paintings without the limitations of glass and security guards.
VictoryXR is a world leader in virtual reality and augmented reality educational product development. VictoryXR gamified learning for middle school and high school science while keeping all units tied to the Next Gen Science Standards. In addition to gamification, there are 48 virtual field trips around the world.
AR Flashcards-Alphabet & More
Made for younger students, AR Flashcards make learning fun with the technology of Augmented Reality! With AR Flashcards, learning is fun! When you point your device at the printed flashcard a beautifully rendered 3D animal will pop up on the screen. Tap the animal to hear the letter and animal name.
Anatomyou VR is an educational mobile application that presents human anatomy to the user from a different perspective. Anatomyou can be used in two different modes: Virtual Reality and Full Screen.
ImmerseMe aims to be the world’s best academic language tool. ImmerseMe uses virtual reality (VR) to simulate everyday conversations in foreign languages. You can choose from over 3,000 interactive scenarios across 9 languages: German, Spanish, French, English, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Greek and Indonesian.
The Body VR: Journey Inside a Cell is an award-winning educational virtual reality experience that takes the user inside a human cell.
FotonVR is the first virtual reality in education provider company, that provides complete solution of VR classroom set up, hardware supply, complete content for school syllabus and training to teacher. It has the largest library of science activities for school science subjects. It is an app specially designed for school to teach science subjects. It has more than 480 immersive VR activities that cover biology, physics, and chemistry topics.
Axon Park is an education technology company focused on democratizing access to education through XR and AI.
Create an immersive learning environment for your classroom with virtual reality. BRIOVR is helping teachers bring VR into their classrooms by offering free sign-ups, storage and sharing to all students. BRIOVR has made it easy for users to build, create and share virtual reality content. Simply register with an email and your classroom has access to the latest VR technology. No coding or downloading required. Built for beginners.