Teacher Review for NYT VR - New York Times

Overall Good Tool for Virtual Reality

My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
How I Use It
I used this VR app in my Technology for Education. The Videos were well done and easy to use in Google Cardboard. I used it to watch a video on the clicking technique that whales and dolphins use as a demonstration about animal adaptations. The video worked well, however as someone who gets headaches from using VR tools, it can be hard for me to utilize as an individual.
My Take
Overall, this was a strong product. The videos were well done and engaging. However, they are better fit for students in higher grade levels. The quality of the videos is what one would expect from the New York Times. If you are prone to motion sickness though, this tool is quite hard to use. I can only use it for a short period of time. Be aware that students who can get headaches, or cannot handle quick stimulation will not be able to enjoy the full experience of VR.Lots of good VR videos though on historical events that could be used in Social Studies Lessons.