WHO: Teachers looking for a fun and exciting way for students to demonstrate mastery of content, while utilizing the latest trend of Virtual Reality.
HOW: Sign up for a free account at https://cospaces.io, select “Create Project” and get started! CoSpaces may not be the easiest for the digital immigrants (those who have not grown up with technology), but for students that have spent a good amount of time playing Minecraft, should pick it up and run!
WHEN: CoSpaces could be useful in a variety of classroom projects. Ideas include virtual book reports (students create a scene and record their voice explaining), capture a moment in time (Dinosaurs, American Revolution, Ancient Egypt, etc..), or creating biomes, or community planning. CoSpaces could be considered the new-age way of creating shoebox dioramas.
CoSpaces allows students to get hands-on with their learning and demonstrate what they were able to comprehend from the classroom. The environment allows the user to add pictures, voice, and text, as well as many pre-made figures. After creating a scene, students can view each others creations on the computer, tablet, or with a Virtual Reality headset.
Here is a video from CoSpaces to help you get started: