The Metaverse is only a screen away… well with the Metaverse app anyway. So download the app, scan the code below and experience what Metaverse can do.
If you are reading this on your phone, click the link below.
First, I tried to design an experience that could be done anywhere and highlight a few options that are available for the app. By no means does this experience cover all that is possible. So, enjoy the experience than come back to the rest of this post… I’ll wait for you…
Welcome back, I bet you have a ton of ideas running through your mind. Me too. So, let’s talk about Metaverse (here is the Metaverse YouTube Channel to learn how to build an experience).
In my position I am often challenged with the question, “Why should I use this?”
And it is a valid question. To be honest, you don’t have to use this app. I think you should only use a tool to enhance your curriculum and professional goals, but Metaverse has created something that will enhance your lessons and engage the students.
The important aspect of the Metaverse studio is how easy it is to build an experience. Here is what the experience looks like in the studio.
The interface is a storyboard. Side note: Like many things, I suggest drafting out your idea before you create an experience. Yes, it is easy to build, but if you don’t have an idea of what you want to do you will waste time. The tutorials above are informative and will get you up and running in minutes.
Many teachers are using the app to create virtual breakout experiences for math, English, and science. You can restrict an experience to a geographical area, or have it accessible from anywhere. There are a number of quick experiences on the app to research different ideas.
The exciting part is that the depth of the options in the studio means that, with a little learning and time, you can build complex experiences. Or your students can…
No Metaverse will not connect to Power School or Moodle. But there are a number ways to handle grades with an experience.
First, you can award a badge for completion of the experience. Then the student can show you the badge from their profile and you grade accordingly.
Second, in the studio you can see the block results in an experience.
How you design your experience will affect how you handle the grade issue. Or maybe you don’t grade an experience.
I think Metaverse is a cool tool for engaging students. I am excited to build some new experiences soon. If you are using Metaverse or create an experience, please share with me in the comment section. You can follow me on Metaverse, user name is jboelhower.