Looking to the Future with Jaime Donally
“We are failing our kids.”
Jaime Donally, a woman hard at work in east Texas, has been struck with how limited a view many kids have of the world they live in. She recently asked her students what they were planning on doing during their summer holiday.
“Probably go to Walmart.”
Many of our children stay in their hometown where they are limited to the point where they think of shopping as the only type of excitement they have access to. Jaime wants to change all that. She sees how virtual reality can totally break down those walls and allow our kids to connect to things they couldn’t connect to without the technology.
I recently participated in EdChange Global Classrooms event and connected my classroom with students and teachers from around the globe. Jaime's passion for connecting people together and allowing kids to look outside their classroom walls really shows through in her organization of this powerful event.
Jaime is currently working hard sharing her passion of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) with other teachers. Her advice for those in the teaching profession is to think big, but make sure you do it in a manageable way. Tools for using AR and VR are out now, and even more should be coming out soon that will be inexpensive. You don’t necessarily need to go out and buy the most expensive tools to use in your classroom.
Consider what devices you already have and what you can do with those devices. There are incredible experiences you can give your children even with the little you have right now. Look to the future! Dream big. Make goals. The better you plan things out, the more likely you will be to succeed.
There are so many exciting things happening in the educational world and so many new things to look forward to! In the future, our classrooms are probably going to be much more virtual than we’ve ever imagined.
If you’d like to learn more about using AR and VR in your own classroom or want to find out more about what Jaime is doing, check out her website! She’d love to share her passion with you and help you learn how to serve your students better with technology.
Helpful Links and Resources from this Interview:
Jaime’s website: tiny.cc/arvrinedu