5 November 2018
I’m excited to announce our Education Focused meetup scheduled for Nov. 5th. Below please find a list of our demo’s/presenters. Also, please note, the deadline to RSVP is a bit early this time (close of business Nov 1st) so please RSVP early!
1) Jessica Ochoa Hendrix – Killer Snails
Killer Snails creates games and experiences that inspire a love of science. Previously, we've developed projects with partners such as the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Hall of Science and Google.
Our current project, BioDive, is an immersive virtual reality and digital hybrid experience where students are marine biologists studying the delicate ecosystems of venomous marine snails.
2) Warren Black – VR Quest
VR Quest® introduces fully-immersive Virtual Reality to the teaching of gaming structures and strategies by the use of the projects within science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.(IFC). www.vrquest.com
3) Nachum Ganor – SIY
SIY - Speak it Yourself is a VR language acquisition program. Using immersive environments coupled with interactive elements, we help language students with the most difficult part of language learning, conversation. We'll be presenting and demoing our product.
4) Jeff Marshall – Ovation
Ovation can be thought of as a simulator. The key purpose of a simulator is to enable someone to practice a virtual task with enough repetition that the actions required for success are instinctively applied during its real-world equivalent. Just as pilots use flight simulators to train for flights, so too should speakers use Ovation to train for speeches.
Visit www.ovationvr.com to learn more.
5) Sten Hallock - Aquinas
“Aquinas Learning is a next generation corporate learning software company that uses a patented AI system to deliver training on the job, just in time. A key medium in their portfolio is their patented VR Microsimulations tool, which allows rapid creation of mobile 360 video experiences for learning.”
6) Jay Van Buren - Early Adopter
Early Adopter (EA) has a history of creating innovative interactive products for the Education market. EA provides high-end web design, AR/VR software, services and solutions to education entities including its Augmented Reality software solution ChronoQuest timeline.
7) Will Roberts – Augmented Pictures
Augmented Pictures is a small NYC based animation and immersive design studio, who creates artfully crafted story-worlds that both educate and entertain. Educating through story is our thing. We are on the pursuit to create culturally diverse experiences that bleed back into the physical world. Roberts current project, BHX1619, is an afro-cyberpunk adventure through shared realities.
Wonda VR is a software company behind Wonda VR Studio, a creative authoring code-free solution to build interactive VR Video experiences, which is being used by 300+ universities and 100+ L&D departments in Global 2000 companies.
Come discover our new product, Wonda VR Spaces, the next-gen social learning platform made natively for VR.
Google Expeditions allows teachers to take students on immersive journey's thru both AR and VR.
Scott Lang - Bergen County Academies
Scott is the Interactive Design Instructor at the Bergen County Academies (BCA). This year, three of his students will join us to give a brief overview of a VR relaxation experience they've been developing.
Amy Chen from the NYC Media Lab will be making an important announcement regarding the upcoming Verizon 5G Ed Tech Challenge. Details below. The Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge ($1 million funding opportunity) is a nationwide open call to find the best innovative, cutting-edge, creative education technologies that will transform middle school education. Application Deadline: Friday, November 30th, 2018.