Steam2Work tour

HFA, a proud sponsor of the Steam Summit 2017 event, was invited and had attended to the Steam2Work tour that took place the 19th April 2017. The Steam summit is an annual event hosted at the PTC (Pittsburgh Technical College) that invites educators and leadership in non for profit organizations to talk about innovative STEM…

The New EDGE Mascot

This is our new EDGE mascot. It was designed by EDGE for EDGE, as a challenge in our Virtual Tour. The EDGE mascot is hidden in the many rooms of Holy Family Academy.  You have to select different classroom elements to find the mascot. Once found you get to enter your answer in the companion app. This…

Our EDGE Collage

EDGE recognizes that Twitter is an important business tool for the 21st Century.  This method of communication is a critical “real-time” tool that has multiple benefits to the users.  Just look at our last Presidential election and the importance twitter played! Below is a collage of some of our tweets – enjoy!

Our 360 videos

Check out our 360 videos on our EDGE youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw-JazwbpFoTRZav1tklDkw We recorded these videos using a Theta S 360 degree camera http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ricoh-theta-s-360-degree-digital-camera-black/4595161.p?skuId=4595161  You are able to view these videos effectively with any VR goggles made for phones, to capture the true VR experience. Experience what it’s like to be in the midst of a nerf battle,…

EDGE: Remake Learning Day

EDGE   EDGE is very excited about their NYGMA Escape Room challenge that will be part of the Remake Learning Day on May 24th,2017. This activity is designed by teens for teens.  Remake Learning day is the “largest open house of hands-on learning”.  Events take place throughout West Virginia and Southwest Pennsylvania.  Several events are…

VR Tour Audio

According to Steven Spielberg,“You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it. ” EDGE Designers are not just dreaming, they are actually making a virtual reality tour of their school, Holy Family Academy.  Audio (sound) is the critical part of telling this story.  We have been busy learning how to perfect our audio skills in…

Upcoming Virtual Reality Tour of HFA

At EDGE, we have been creating our very own Virtual Reality (VR) Tour of our school, Holy Family Academy. So far, we have been very successful in completing tasks, taking pictures on the 360-degree camera (Theta S), and using Luma methods to design our Tour (see image below). We have been partnering with a start-up…

HFA App-a-thon

During December, EDGE helped to lead the HFA Hour of Code.  The Hour of Code initiative was launched to help students learn coding, as it is still considered the most important job skill to have in the future. Approximately 165,171 Hour of Code events were enacted globally.  For more information, click this link: HFA App-a-thon….

YouVisit VR

If you’ve read our recent post on Social VR, you should know we have been trying to make a virtual tour of HFA using online platforms. One of our platforms is from the company YouVisit. YouVisit Experience Builder Using the YouVisit Platform is a very good step to create a computer-based 360º tour of any…