Social Emotional Learning Activities
Why use AR for social emotional learning?
Academic and social-emotional learning takes place best in different ways for different students. So, educational experiences marked by instruction that uses different modalities are most likely to reach all children and allow them to build their skills and feel that the classroom environment is suited to their preferred way of learning. Modalities include modelling, role- playing, art, dance, drama, working with materials and manipulatives, and digital media, computer technology, and the Internet. Also important for sound instruction are regular and constructive feedback, discussions that include open-ended questioning, and frequent reminders to use social-emotional skills in all aspects of school life.
Create Your AR Emojis
Subject area: Social emotional learning
Teaching idea: learn to identify one’s emotions, thoughts, feelings by creating different AR emojis.
Grade: Pre-K to Grade 3
Redesign Your School
Subject area: Social studies/ social action
Teaching idea: learn to consider the wellbeing of yourself and others by redesigning school interior or surroundings in AR. Learn how to problem solve, collaborate, ideate, and iterate. This is a good introduction to social action.
Grade: Grade 1 to 6
Class activities can be adjusted to fit higher grades or longer projects.