“AR/VR/MR technologies help me to bring my lessons to life and the world to my classroom.” – Vineeta Garg, India

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“AR/VR/MR technologies help me to bring my lessons to life and the world to my classroom.” – Vineeta Garg, India

Vineeta Garg
IT Head
SRDAV Public School
Delhi, India

 “AR/VR/MR technologies help me to bring my lessons to life and the world to my classroom.” – Vineeta Garg, India

 Vineeta Garg has been an IT leader for 25 years, and she can still get excited about new technology. This #MIEExpert, who will participate in next month’s Microsoft Education Exchange (E2) in Paris, learned about VR/MR in during Microsoft’s Hack the Classroom event, and was so impressed by the tech’s capabilities to create an immersive experience using Paint 3D, Remix 3D, and the Mixed Reality Viewer, she decided to add MR and VR to her classroom.

“I found hundreds of 3D lesson plans aligned to curriculum,” Garg explains. “These lessons help my students to deep dive into the subject and visualize things for better memory retention. AR/VR/MR technologies help me to bring my lessons to life and the world to my classroom.”

Now, Garg’s students can hold and rotate the solar system in their hands while exploring the planets. They can hold a real-looking and accurate heart, brain, lungs, museum artifacts, and more — giving them something amazing to explore for every subject and bringing abstract concepts to life.

“VR helps me to take my students anywhere in the world – from Mount Everest to the Statue of Liberty,” she shares. “My students could easily learn History by visiting stunning ancient ruins in Greece or significant war sites in Vietnam, together with their teacher, without leaving the classroom. Instead of viewing images of the inside of a body to learn human anatomy, students can travel inside the body, as well as participate in virtual reality dissections. Having a walk across the Sahara Desert, as well as diving down over the coral reef and swimming with sharks, is now possible whenever we like.”

Garg takes advantage of a wide range of tools to expose her students and fellow educators to the world and give them opportunities to make a difference.

“I encourage students to participate in global collaborative projects,” she explains. “These teach my students to be creative problem-solvers and empower them to know that they can change the world. My Skype collaboration activity, Let’s Honour the Earth, on the Microsoft Educator Community has helped to bring awareness about how we can protect our mother earth. And I, along with my team, have started a monthly series of Tweet Meets to advocate the Sustainable Development Goals to a larger number of academics. The platform enables teachers and students alike to share their views and strategies to address global issues.”

Garg also shares her enthusiasm for technology via apps she’s created, on subjects ranging from cyber awareness to informatics, and she’s published a series of videos on cyber awareness. We look forward to hearing more from this innovative educator at our 5th annual E2, April 3-4.

Connect with Vineeta at her Microsoft Educator Community Profile or on Twitter.

About Vineeta Garg

  • Educational background: Master in Computer Applications, M.Sc. MPhil (OR)
  • Favorite Microsoft product, tool, technology: Paint 3D, Teams, Minecraft, Forms, Sway (I think I love all Microsoft tools)
  • Favorite book: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Website I check every day: Microsoft Educator Community, Facebook, Twitter
  • Favorite childhood memory: When I received 1st prize in a drawing competition.
  • What is the best advice you have ever received? “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama.

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