3DBear: Our 1st Immersive Technology DigCitAPPROVED Partners with Augmented Reality Examples that Highlight Making an Impact in Communities Around the World
We are proud to introduce 3DBear as part of our 2019 - 2020 DigCitAPPROVED partners. As our first immersive technology partner, 3DBear provides students opportunities to visualize solutions to any problems in local, global, and digital communities. We immediately fell in love with this augmented reality creation tool because we saw the immediate impact it makes in teaching relevant, and as we call at the DigCitInstitute, #DigCitReady skills for students.
What is 3DBear?
“3DBear AR is an innovative learning application that allows users to build Augmented Reality scenes using virtual 3D models and their surroundings. It adaptably allows educators to teach various content in any grade level and any subject using Augmented Reality, 3D-printing, and 21st-century skills. In addition to the app, our gamified lesson plans, class management tool and professional network are available to help teachers in integrating the technology effectively.”
3DBear had our full attention once we read their tag line, “empowering and engaging every student.” Couple that with this statement on their homepage and we knew our common denominator was all about providing opportunities for all students to experience the art of being human.
“Every child has special needs. Teach the way they learn. It’s not just about languages and math. It’s about growing as a human being.”
DigCitAPPROVED Tool and Platform
As a tool and platform, 3DBear provides opportunities for classrooms to build a foundation focused on exploration, creativity, and positive use of technology. These life skills are at the heart of our work and aligns with our DigCitCommunity Mindset.
A recent post by Jennifer Williams during a neighborhood walk illustrates how 3DBear is positively affects your environment by sharing your voice and vision through augmented reality as you think critically and act creatively toward visualizing solutions:
“Learning new technology doesn’t need to be intimidating or confided to the walls of the classroom. With AR learning activities and tools like 3DBear, you and your students can explore the world, share perspectives, meaningfully seek out solutions to problems at local and global levels, and create spaces for critical-thinking and fun collaboration.”
To 3DBear, digital citizenship is participation and empowerment. Our missions are well-aligned to transform participants into designers, creative thinkers, global collaborators, problem solvers, and justice-oriented citizens. Through our shared goals to prepare students for a more collaborative and global world, and through leveraging technology for social good, our work together has the potential to drastically impact and change the lives of students across the globe for the better.
Be the Digital Change
This APPROVED partnership supports local, global, and digital communities working together to think critically and act creatively as we solve problems and create solutions together. We invite you to experience 3DBear with this 90-day trial, so you can develop experiences for your local community to meet the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals while putting digital citizenship into action. We are looking forward to celebrating your vision as you act locally and make an impact globally.
Why you should join us on 3DBear?
This post, Pioneering Involvement in Espoo: Developing the Urban Environment in Augmented Reality shared how middle school students in Finland identified real problems in their local metro station and solved them using 3DBear. Classroom teacher, Kati Jääskö-Santala shared, “The 3DBear application is an excellent tool for developing creativity, which enables children to immediately see the functionality of their own ideas in an authentic environment. The application has almost limitless opportunities for use in school environments.”
Inspired by this connection between digital citizenship, augmented reality, and the Global Goals, we recently hosted a DigCitKids 3DBear session with high school girls in Utah. With our DigCitKids message, we wanted to provide an opportunity for the students to be inspired to take action and empower other students. As we have shared previously, this is, A Winning Combination: 3DBear (Augmented Reality) and Digital Citizenship and we are so excited to bring this type of learning to classrooms around the world.
Other 3DBear Resources and Examples in Action
Exploring and Creating with 3DBear
Planning Learning Environment with Augmented Reality
No Coding Required: 10 Augmented Reality Apps for The Classroom
Exploring and Creating with 3DBear
Tell a Wintertime Story Using Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality Lesson Spotlight: Bring Nutrition to Life
Let's Tell a Story
Why Administrators need to know about 3DBear
Learning Through Augmented Creation with 3DBear AR
Redesign your school as basis for Design Thinking and PBL
Our 5th Graders Created Their Own Augmented Reality With 3DBear!
Using 3DBear for digital storytelling
Magical Learning with Augmented Reality
How to use @3dbearofficial
Exploring 3DBear: AR Stories + Student Engagement
Special Promotion from 3DBear Augmented Reality App
Hollywood Style Storytelling with AR
Teaching with Augmented Reality from AR Classroom Enthusiasts