Share and interact with AR/VR activities from the Merge EDU Platform
The Merge EDU for Teams app allows users to share and interact with AR/VR activities from the Merge Explorer catalog, all within Microsoft Teams!
- Teachers can add tabs to their classroom’s channel and display individual topics from Merge Explorer that correspond with their current topics of study.
- Students can use Immersive Reader, available from within a topic tab, to improve reading comprehension while engaging with Merge EDU activities.
- Students and Teachers can use Immersive Reader, available from within a topic tab, to translate in-app text into different languages while engaging with Merge EDU activities.
- Users can launch activities in the Merge Explorer app directly from Teams.
More ways to use Merge EDU For Teams in the classroom:
- Assignments: Teachers can create assignments for each class by sending links to EDU topics along with instructions to complete the assignment.
- Discussions: Using the Conversations tab, you can upload a screenshot or video recording of topics from Merge EDU, and ask students to discuss and share their perspectives.
- Instructions: You can even create a custom tab in a class channel that includes general instructions for accessing Merge EDU content.
Merge Explorer is an app in Merge’s EDU Platform, and it was created to engage students in hands-on science exploration and learning as they hold and interact with science lessons and STEM concepts using augmented and virtual reality technology. The lessons are fun and easy to use, and perfect for all students in kindergarten through 8th grade (K-8). With Merge Explorer, students can hold an active volcano in the palm of their hand, swim underwater with great white sharks, dissect a frog (humanely!), walk on the surface of Mars, and more.
Using the Merge EDU for Teams add-in takes 21st Century Learning to the next level!
- Can send data over the Internet
- This add-in can access personal information on the active message, such as phone numbers, postal addresses, or URLs. The add-in may send this data to a third-party service. Other items in your mailbox can’t be read or modified.