Virtual Reality Gallery
1 Hook/Attention Getter
Have you ever visited an art gallery?
Has anyone ever visited a Virtual Reality art gallery?
One of my favorite flowers is a Sunflower - there are several photos that I have taken that you will be able to work with later.
Because of this, we are going to visit a sunflower exhibition featuring the works of Vincent VanGough.
2 Direct Instruction/Independent Practice for Photo Editing
Choose 5-10 different types of edits you would like the students to try/explore.
Demonstrate how to utilize the tools required for the edits.
Provide a gallery of copyright free (pictures I have taken) images that they can use to edit (or they can use ones they have taken if appropriate)
Allow students to explore the different techniques - circulate around the room making suggestions and helping with how to utilize the different tools for the desired effect.
Provide time for the students to try to edit 5-10 pictures in each of the different editors if time allows
Create 5-10 distinctly different photo edits - see preferences of the teacher.
Download/store in a folder for later use
If time allows, create edits in the different editing software because they all offer some of the same options but also some unique options.
3 Guided instruction -CoSpaces Virtual Gallery
Have a student explain what Virtual Reality is and where they may have experienced it.
- Explore one of the galleries found in the CoSpaces lesson - compare this to the Vincent VanGough exhibition.
**Introduce the final project**
Create a Virtual Gallery that displays at least 10 of your paintings. On a "card" next to the photo, list the name of the photo, the editing software and the edits you performed.
Extension - students may add code to have a person/camera walk through the gallery
-students may add additional props or music as time allows
- Create CoSpacesEdu accounts for your class
(if time allows - let them have a day to experience the tutorial activity and have free play - it will raise their comfort level)
- Demonstrate and have them perform as you go
-the use of adding a glass wall from the library
-create 2 more walls
-connect the walls at the corner
-add another wall. Rotate to make it the floor
-change the color of the walls and floor using the color tool
-upload desired pictures
-begin attaching pictures to the wall of the gallery using the attach feature. Resize and move as necessary.
-create and add the information cards next to the photos
-Place the camera in a position that allows the viewer to see all of the photos
-add a fourth wall and ceiling to enclose the room
-add any desired coding and music
- share to either a tablet or VR googles to experience the gallery
4 Wrap up
-Allow students time to view their galleries
-Have students share the link to their galleries so that others can see their work.
- Discuss how this tool might be used for other classes
- Discuss limitations of the programs - what they liked/didn't like about each program (strength/weaknesses)
- Give ideas for further exploration