It's not unusual for schools to offer virtual school tours, especially to reach distant students, but this way of familiarizing new students with a campus is taking on new relevance during a global pandemic. With the help of his young daughters, a teacher from the Co-op Academy Manchester created a virtual recreation of his school entirely within Minecraft.
Using architects' outlines, head teacher Steve Brice invested weeks in recreating all the rooms on campus. Knowing that the next school year will look a little different than previous years, especially the way new students are welcomed and engaged in activities, Brice developed a virtual experience that helps offer more than a standard video. The virtual school tour promises to be especially appealing to new students who won't be able to attend open and transition days.
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Students Can Virtually Visit Co-op Academy Manchester in Minecraft
1. Virtual School Tours - Virtual school tours in video games or other sims can replace traditional tours and offer an immersive and interactive experience for potential students.
2. Gamification of Education - Using games as a tool for learning can make education more fun and appealing, leading to increased engagement, retention, and skill development.
3. Remote Learning Tools - Tools like Minecraft or other video games can be used to create virtual classrooms that allow students to connect and learn from any location with an internet connection.
1. Education Technology - Developing games, virtual reality experiences, and other technological tools for teaching can offer new learning opportunities for students and disrupt the traditional educational model.
2. Video Game Development - Developing games like Minecraft or other educational games can provide a new market for video game developers while helping to create engaging educational tools for students.
3. Virtual Reality - Creating immersive and interactive virtual reality experiences for education can disrupt traditional classroom learning and offer a new way for students to learn and engage with material.