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  • Writer's pictureGail Feix

Calming Virtual Room

Add this FREE interactive, relaxing retreat to your virtual classrooms for students to enjoy, or cast on your device when you need a break!

I recently decided to create a virtual calming room for when students (or teachers) just need a break. The idea came from my own need for a way to relax during the recent full-time virtual learning and my desire to be able to offer a calm space for my students as well. I shared it on social media in some of the online groups that I belong to and was overwhelmed by the response! Several thousand views, Likes and downloads as well as hundreds of comments from teachers around the globe, I guess we all needed this!😊

 

This sensory-friendly room has a working fireplace as well as soothing nature videos in the windows, an ocean picture, and a fish tank. The videos are embedded so that they auto-play when an item is clicked in the interactive calming room, there is also a home button to bring you back to the main scene! I would enjoy spending time here & hope that my students enjoy it too!


If you would like this to be a place that your students can visit and you have a virtual classroom, just insert the link to an object or sign in your own virtual room telling them to 'click here' to visit the calming room & it will take them there. You can make a copy of this doc to share with your students so that they can visit the calming room - click here to make a copy https://bit.ly/CalmingRoomOriginalInstructionsTeachersUsingTech . Another option is to assign the link as 'Material' in Google Classroom or in your Learning Management System and it will always be available. I would love to hear from you if you and your students enjoy this virtual calming space!

 

I would love to hear what you and your students think about the Calming Room, including the grade level(s) of those using it. If you don't want to miss out on the newest themes of the Virtual Calming Rooms that I am currently creating, subscribe to my page to receive notices when they are released and ready for you to enjoy!



8 Comments


Gail Feix
Gail Feix
Oct 15, 2020

Hello Carolina! Thank you, I'm glad that you enjoy it! Sending you a message in the Teachers Using Tech FB group.

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Gail Feix
Gail Feix
Oct 15, 2020

Hi Molly! I'm sorry that you are having difficulty with your students being able to view the calming room. You could try sharing this direct link to the room https://bit.ly/calmingroom_feixgail If you are able to view it and they are not, your district likely has a setting that is blocking it for students. The room is created in Google Slides and published to the web. It contains embedded videos from YouTube. I would suggest asking your IT department to unblock the link for students if you want them to be able access it directly (most have a form that you can submit to request a site or link be unblocked). Otherwise, it may have to be something that they vie…

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Molly Johnson
Molly Johnson
Oct 14, 2020

I am having difficulty with our learning management system allowing access to my students. Not sure what I am doing wrong. I made a copy of the slide before adding it. Can you help?


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Jose Miguel Lozano
Jose Miguel Lozano
Sep 23, 2020

hi


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Cheri St Croix
Cheri St Croix
Sep 15, 2020

I love this idea. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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