So what is a Merge Cube and why is my teacher hoarding gene acting up?
Merge Cube is a Augmented and Virtual Reality Toy that used be around $20 at Christmas and is now on Clearance at Walmarts for $1.. It has a ton of apps available for it and it allows you to video and learn more while you use it. .
Most reviews say that it is was early to market -but it does some fun stuff.. and well there are a ton of ideas for the classroom. For example.. this video of the pirate view game could be a great writing prompt (idea from Carrie Price) Or using one of the anatomy apps for “looking around”
Here are some videos I made with the cubes.
So I may have bought a few..
And I may have gotten my former students, my husband, and even my Mom to pick a up a few.. but it has great potential. I signed up for the developer program and my husband and I are going to see what we can do.. (might as well use that masters in programming right? )
So You might say. I am in.. I want to find these .. How do I do it.. Here is the trick. there is a site called Brick Seek that will that will search Walmart’s inventory.
Go to: http://www.brickseek.com
Just choose Walmart and put in the code 854590007105 and then your zip and it will show you if they are available in your area and where.
Then it will give you a list showing inventory: Then GO shopping.
I am excited to see what educators come up with.. but there are already some resources available.
The site for the company https://mergevr.com/cube has some ideas.
This guide is helpful including information for login issues (under 13 etc)
A review of Merge Apps for the Classroom
If you start using them.. I am excited to see what you do.. and I am excited to develop some ideas of my own..