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Best Virtual Reality Education Apps for Parents and Teachers [2018]

VR is a form of technology that allows kids to become fully immersed in their surroundings. Virtual Reality apps can take you to new worlds like never before, immersing you in time, space and story. VR makes it easy to engage students the whole time, making experiences really memorable. Virtual reality apps can immerse you in incredible 360-degree visuals - here are our picks for the best apps you can download for iPhone and Android. 
 
What makes VR good for education?
 
Virtual reality can be used in classrooms to enhance student learning and engagement. VR can transform the way educational content is delivered; it works on the premise of creating a virtual world — real or imagined — and allows users to interact with it. Being immersed in what you’re learning motivates you to fully understand it. It’ll require less cognitive load to process the information.
 
Hillary Barnett, a researcher and tutor from EssayPro comments: "Reading a textbook or listening to a lecture about Mount Everest can be boring for many students. Whereas immersing yourself in a virtual environment and being able to see Mount Everest from different angles can help better understanding, as well as visualising the material".
 
The educational possibilities are endless, but as excitement about the dawn of virtual reality continues to heat up, there’s one group that could be left out in the cold – children. It’s important to consider that there are age restrictions in place for the majority of VR headsets. 
 
The general rule is that no child under 7 years of age should use a VR headset – with the main manufacturers setting the following age restrictions:
  1. Oculus Rift: 13yrs +
  2. Samsung Gear VR: 13yrs +
  3. Sony PlayStation VR: 12yrs +
  4. HTC Vive: they do not specify any age restrictions, but do advise against young children using their product.
Below is the list of few Virtual Reality Apps for parents and teachers that are changing education.

InMind VR is an adventure game about a scientific journey inside the emotions chemistry of human brain. It allows the students to experience the journey into the patient's brains in search of the neurons that cause mental disorder. Neurons and brain tissue have never looked more realistic. Travel into the brain and learn about anatomy with this great app.

Discovery VR is full of intense nature adventures you can take without ever leaving your home. Students can explore exotic natural locations and interact with our planet in a futuristic way. Parents can immerse themselves in exciting virtual reality stories.

King Tut VR lets you experience the Tomb of the legendary Egyptian King Tutankhamun on your mobile phone in Virtual Reality and get lost in the secret chambers full of hieroglyphics and treasures. The full 360 degree virtual environment lets you get an personal view of these impressive historical artifacts without having to worry about the curse of the Pharaohs.
 
Children across the globe can now experience the rich history of Egypt as it unfolded through a Virtual Reality experience. The immersive Virtual Reality tour technology allows students to learn by experiencing history, thus increasing understanding and knowledge retention. Learning in this 3D immersive environment is an excellent alternative to traveling the world to a historical site, and it provides significant improvement in cost and productivity to traditional classroom based training techniques such as looking at photographs and reading textbooks.
Safari Adventures VR brings to you the most thrilling and adventurous experience of a Jungle Jeep Safari. With Amazing 3D environment of Jungle and realistic graphics and animations of the animals, the app provides you with the perfect environment for Safari ride across the beautiful yet deadly Jungle. Save yourself from the deadly wild animals as they don’t spare those who enter their territory. 
 
Kids will be able to move around physically to explore the Safari Park. You can use VR Glasses such as 4DUD, Google Cardboard glasses, etc.

Watch the most popular Virtual Reality stories and movies from the director of Madagascar films (Eric Darnell) and Emmy-winning Baobab studios. Newest family-friendly entertainment suitable for kids and mothers and fathers alike! Experience film quality animation and explore immersive beautiful 360 environments like being inside the story! It’s free to download and easy to use - watch 360 videos on your phone or stick in a Cardboard headset for an immersive VR experience.

Never before could you pay a visit to some of the world’s best art museums without leaving an art class. Thanks to this VR technology, students can now tour up to six art museums, interact with famous works of art and learn about them. For educational purposes, this is arguably even better than having a field trip to a museum. In Boulevard, you can explore 3D renderings of various museums and cultural sites located throughout England and San Francisco.

No longer you will have to adjust your schedule to travel to the museum, dealing with transportation, huge queues, lots of people, as well as the limited time you may have to view an exhibition. Not to mention that trips to the museum can be expensive. Boulevard will save you time and money so you can focus on what is actually important to you as an art student.

Kids will become virtual astronauts as they blast off into space to investigate the Solar System. Kids will learn all about the different planets in our Solar System and can guess some of space’s greatest facts! 
 
VR Space is one of the VR apps available to learn about space.

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