Lenovo officially launched the VR Classroom Kit in Canada, a digitally immersive and educationally driven innovation, at the Immersed Conference in Toronto. The launch came with the announcement of the Lenovo Ontario Visionary Teachers Contest, whereby teachers’ grade 7 – 12 in Ontario have the opportunity to win a 10-pack VR Classroom Kit for their school.
“Digital innovation, like that found through VR, unlocks students’ learning potential and enhances education dramatically,” said Marc Saltzman, Canadian tech expert and Lenovo partner. “Imagine being able to virtually discover animal evolution by exploring the depths of Africa. On-demand lesson plans offer teachers more engaging content and dynamic learning tools for new classroom opportunities.”
Designed for Classrooms
The Lenovo VR Classroom Kit is the first of its kind to be created specifically for use in the classroom for students grades 7-12. The kit, which come in three, ten or 24 packs, allow teachers to take students through lesson plans simultaneously and is made to be disinfected after each use. VR experiences are delivered using Lenovo’s first standalone Mirage Solo, the first all-in-one wireless VR headset with Google Daydream, which means no tethered cables, PCs or smartphones, a hand controller for increased interactivity, motion-tracking technology and 110-degree field view so that students can more freely discover the world around them.
Curriculum and Teacher Support
Captivating and curriculum-derived educational content are included with the kit. Custom Scholastic STEM lesson plans, VR videos from the Wild Immersion endorsed by Jane Goodall, and access to 1000+ virtual reality field trips through the Google Expeditions app make it easy for teachers to implement. Teachers are fully supported to implement the technology through a formal onboarding, ongoing training sessions and access to a fully bilingual helpdesk.
To learn more about the contest or the VR Classroom kit, teachers are encouraged to visit www.lenovo.com/vrcontest.
Lenovo is a US$45 billion Fortune Global 500 company and a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation through smart devices and infrastructure that create the best user experience. Lenovo manufactures one of the world’s widest portfolios of connected products, including smartphones (Motorola), tablets, PCs (ThinkPad, Yoga, Lenovo Legion) and workstations as well as AR/VR devices and smart home/office solutions. Lenovo’s data center solutions (ThinkSystem, ThinkAgile) are creating the capacity and computing power for the connections that are changing business and society. Lenovo works to inspire the difference in everyone and build a smarter future where everyone thrives.
TORONTO, November 9, 2018