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Create a Map Using Google Maps

Here's a great tutorial on making custom maps on Google Maps. Map making could be a great addition to a research project. Could students map out a fictional character's neighborhood or journey? What about a map for a biography book report? Students could add facts about their person in the description boxes. History students could map battles, migrations, explorations, etc. Even science classes can create custom maps--a map showing active volcanoes, or earthquake faults in earth science, or one detailing endangered species showing original habitat and current habitat. There are many other features to using custom maps, including adding zones. I've included a shot of one I made when my daughter went to college in South Korea a few years ago. I'm sure you can think of several applications for making custom maps in your classroom. I'd love to do a contest for mapmaking for fictional books in the library!
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This is a great idea! I wish we had google maps when I was in school. I remember my mom and I mapping out the journey from a book I was reading in 6th grade so that I could understand how far the characters had traveled--it would have been a lot different if I'd had a google maps back then!
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Raising Sharp Readers
Here's an excellent article by Colby and Aliana Sharp, about how they are raising their three (soon to be four) children as readers. Colby is a founding member of The Nerdy Book Club, and I've followed his blog for years, but this insight into how he and his wife foster a love of reading at home provides great tips to share with parents. I've always believed surrounding children with books makes it inevitable that they will explore them, even if they can't read them yet. Corralling them on a single bookcase means books are easier to overlook. Remember, books are competing in most houses for attention. Leave them everywhere--they're not clutter, they're decor:) Be a reader yourself. One of my friends, an avid reader and book reviewer, remembers her mother stirring a pot with a book in her hand. Dinner was often overcooked, but reading was established as something very important! For some of us, local bookstores are a thing of the past, but the internet can allow you to connect your child with authors, keep up to date on new releases, and yes, seek out those elusive author visits, even if you have to drive a bit. Other tips that Colby and Aliana share include giving books as gifts (that's all I send my nieces and nephews. Scour the end of the year best book lists if you're not familiar with new children's books, or give classics that you enjoyed.) Also, frequent visits to the library to ensure you have a great selection--our library allows unlimited checkouts, and I love seeing a child carrying a large sack of books out the door. While you're at the library, be sure to explore all there is on offer--let your children pick out CDs or videos, play with puzzles or toys, etc. Our library has an outdoor space connected to the children's library. Believe me, creating positive memories about the library don't just have to involve books, but they will get kids back in the door when they're older! There are several other interesting tips in this article, so be sure to read it in its entirety, then share with parents with young ones.
Board Books for Babies and Toddlers
Babies are going to chew on books. They have done so since the dawn of, well, books, I guess! Here are some adorable board books that are also reasonably priced, because as much as you want to treasure your child's beloved books, saving one that's been gummed to pieces just isn't appealing. Once they are past the chewing stage, almost all of these are available in hardcover or paperback, too. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney is a beautiful story for bedtime. Repeated reading will be requested! Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann will bring out the giggles. It's virtually wordless, and your child will delight in reading the story through the illustrations. Where Is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox is a perennial favorite. The rhyming text will have your toddler asking "Where?" and delightedly pointing out the green sheep to you. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? written by Bill Martin Jr. is another simple rhyming text full of Eric Carle's gorgeous collages. A fun way to reinforce colors, too! Goodnight, Moon by Margaret Wise Brown needs little introduction. A tranquil book at the end of a toddler's busy day, it will also work its calming magic on you! Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton was one of the favorite board books in our house. Silly rhymes and humorous illustrations will have your toddler giggling and asking for multiple re-readings. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault, with Lois Ehlert's illustrations, is a bouncing rhyme of an alphabet book that will stick in your head for days. The simple and bright illustrations will delight toddlers. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is another perennial top 10. Carle's vibrant collages seem to jump off the page, and your toddler will giggle at the caterpillar's appetite, and wonder over the beautiful butterfly he becomes. I've also included a few videos, featuring Eric Carle reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and a read along version of Moo Baa La La La. This is just the tip of the tip of the iceberg when it comes to board books, so be sure to explore your local bookstore for more!
5 Simple Tips for Writing a Fan Letter in Korean
1. Use polite verb forms. Basically, Korean has two types of verb endings for polite speech style: ์š”(yo) and ๋‹ค(da). When writing fan letters to celebrities, ์š”(yo) form is more appropriate than ๋‹ค(da) form; ๋‹ค(da) would sound too polite and formal for that kind of letter. 2. Use polite noun forms. In Korean, some nouns have entirely different forms for plain speech and honorific speech. To be polite, use ์ €(jeo) / ์ œ(je) instead of ๋‚˜(na) / ๋‚ด(ne). ์ €(jeo) is the equivalent to โ€˜I, meโ€™ in polite speech. ๋‚˜(na) is the casual form of ์ €(jeo). ์ œ(je) is the equivalent to โ€˜myโ€™ in casual speech. ๋‚ด(ne) is the casual form of ์ œ(je). 3. But donโ€™t be too formal and too polite. Iโ€™ve noticed that a lot of Korean learners tend to use the most polite noun forms when writing. Erring on the side of politeness is, of course, always good and safe, but in this fan letter, too-formal and too-polite nouns would sound a little awkward to native speakers (that is, the celebrities who will read your letter). Do not use ๋‹น์‹ (dangshin). Instead, choose the right title for them, such as ์˜ค๋น (oppa), ์–ธ๋‹ˆ(unni), ๋ˆ„๋‚˜(nuna), or ํ˜•(hyung), and use it. 4. Choose the perfect titles for celebrities. If the people youโ€™re sending a letter to are older than you, you should use an appropriate title for them. There are four kinds of titles you would use. The most common titles are ์˜ค๋น (oppa), ์–ธ๋‹ˆ(unni), ๋ˆ„๋‚˜(nuna), and ํ˜•(hyung). But what if you would be the same age as he/she? Adding the suffix์”จ (ssi) to the name could be the appropriate solution in polite speech. When writing the letter with casual speech, you would attach ์•„ to the name ending in a consonant or ์•ผ to the name ending with a vowel. In most cases, the given names are used with the titles weโ€™ve just learned : First name + title. e.g. ์„ธํ›ˆ์”จ Sehoon-ssi (from a male/female who is the same age as Sehoon in polite speech) ๋ฐฑํ˜„์•„ baekhyun-a (from a male/female who is the same age as Baekhyun in casual speech) ์ˆ˜ํ˜ธ์•ผ Suho-ya (from a male/female who is the same age as Suho in casual speech) ๋ฏผํ˜ธ ์˜ค๋น  Minho oppa (from a female younger than Minho) ํ‹ฐํŒŒ๋‹ˆ ๋ˆ„๋‚˜ Tiffany nuna (from a male younger than Tiffany) 5. Attach ๊ป˜ or ์—๊ฒŒ to titles in the first sentence of a letter. The Korean equivalent of โ€œto / dearโ€ is โ€œ๊ป˜(kke)โ€ or โ€œ์—๊ฒŒ(ege)โ€. Though grammatically ๊ป˜(kke) is the more honorific form than ์—๊ฒŒ(ege), there is no big difference between them. Just choose whichever youโ€™d like to use. e.g. ์ค‘๊ธฐ ์˜ค๋น ๊ป˜ / ์ค‘๊ธฐ ์˜ค๋น ์—๊ฒŒ To Joongki oppa, Dear Joongki oppa (from a female younger than Joongki) Here is the entire example of a fan letter written in Korean. This letter was written to ์†ก์ค‘๊ธฐ (Joongki Song, a male Korean actor) by a younger female fan. For reference, I've made some blanks. You can freely adapt this template to suit your context, and fill in the blanks with the name of the celebrity you love! (์ค‘๊ธฐ ์˜ค๋น )์—๊ฒŒ, To Joongki oppa, ์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”. ์ €๋Š” (์‹ฑ๊ฐ€ํด)์— ์‚ด๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” (์ค‘๊ธฐ ์˜ค๋น ) ํŒฌ (์ œ์‹œ์นด)์˜ˆ์š”. Hello, Iโ€™m your fan Jessica from Singapore. (์˜ค๋น )๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜์˜ค๋Š” ๋“œ๋ผ๋งˆ โ€˜(ํƒœ์–‘์˜ ํ›„์˜ˆ)โ€™๋ฅผ ์ •๋ง ์žฌ๋ฐŒ๊ฒŒ ๋ณด๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”. (์˜ค๋น )๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜์˜จ ์˜ํ™” โ€˜(๋Š‘๋Œ€์†Œ๋…„)โ€™๋„ ๋ดค์–ด์š”. (์˜ค๋น )๋Š” ์ •๋ง ๋ฉ‹์žˆ์–ด์š”. ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์ œ์ผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” (๋ฐฐ์šฐ)์˜ˆ์š”. Iโ€™ve enjoyed watching your drama โ€˜Descendants of the Sun.โ€™ I also watched your movie โ€˜A Werewolf Boy.โ€™ Youโ€™re so cool. Youโ€™re my favorite actor. (์–ด์ œ) (์˜ค๋น )๊ฐ€ ํฐ ์ƒ์„ ๋ฐ›์•„์„œ ์ •๋ง ๊ธฐ๋ปค์–ด์š”. (์˜ค๋น )๋Š” ์ถฉ๋ถ„ํžˆ ๊ทธ ์ƒ์„ ๋ฐ›์„ ์ž๊ฒฉ์ด ์žˆ์–ด์š”. I felt so happy as you won the big prize yesterday. You fully deserve it. (๋‹ค์Œ ๋‹ฌ)์— (ํ™์ฝฉ)์—์„œ ํŒฌ๋ฏธํŒ…์„ ํ•œ๋‹ค๋Š” ์†Œ์‹์„ ๋“ค์—ˆ์–ด์š”. (์‹ฑ๊ฐ€ํด)์—์„œ๋„ ํŒฌ๋ฏธํŒ…์„ ํ–ˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์–ด์š”. Iโ€™ve heard that you have a fan meeting in Hong Kong. I hope you also hold it in Singapore. (์˜ค๋น )๋ฅผ ์•„์ง ํ•œ๋ฒˆ๋„ ๋งŒ๋‚˜์ง€๋Š” ๋ชปํ–ˆ์ง€๋งŒ ์ œ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘๊ณผ ์‘์›์€ ์‹์ง€ ์•Š์„ ๊ฑฐ์˜ˆ์š”. Although weโ€™ve never met, my love and support for you will never fade. ํ•ญ์ƒ ๊ฑด๊ฐ•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”! ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋‹ค์Œ (์ž‘ํ’ˆ)๋„ ๊ธฐ๋Œ€ํ• ๊ฒŒ์š”! Always take care of your health! Iโ€™m looking forward to your next work! (์ œ์‹œ์นด) ์˜ฌ๋ฆผ From Jessica [ Download 'Eggbun' ]
National Library Workers Day!
Hey guys! This isn't a holiday most people know about but its SO IMPORTANT! It's National Library Workers Day! Alright so you might not be thinking this is a huge deal BUT librarians, library technicians, and library aides all around the world (right this very second!) are helping someone learn something new, discover a new world, and best of all, to fall in love with reading. If that isn't enough for you - Why you should love libraries: 1. Libraries serve a vital social service by helping bridge social gaps. No matter what your background is, if you have access to a library, you have access to literacy and computer training. They give you resources to learn as well as people to teach you! 2. Libraries have been around for 5,000 years. They contain a TON of info as well as trained people to help you find whatever you're looking for. 3. Libraries can act as safe havens for students at school. For those with anxiety or for those who do not feel comfortable around their peers, the library is a peaceful escape. 4. Libraries provide support for job seekers via free access to the internet to search for and respond to job applications, and by helping them to improve their employability skills. Among a thousand reasons why you should be proud of library workers, I'm especially fond of this day because my mom is a public school library tech! She worked at the elementary and middle school levels and has been changing kids lives for almost a decade! (Actually, maybe more than a decade?!) It was her dream job since she was little and even though it took her a while, she finally got her own library :) Look! She's even holding a ridiculously large book as a small child! She is never without a book in her hand, car, or purse haha! (But really that's a bible my grandpa had to swear on to become fire chief, but that's besides the point) Also, my mom has a Tardis in her school library. PLUS! She puts in the extra effort to keep her library up with the times. That means focusing part of the small budget on graphic novels since that has proven to be the best way to get middle school boys excited about reading. Or focusing on responsible internet use, how to do research on and offline, and of course, how to find the books you won't want to put down! So if you see or know someone who works or volunteers in a library, thank them for everything they do!
์นด๋ฉ”๋ผ ๊ธฐ๋Šฅ ๋Œ€ํญ ๊ฐ•ํ™”ํ•œ ์•„์ดํฐ 11 3์ข…, ์ŠคํŽ™ ๋ฐ ์‹œ์žฅ ๋ฐ˜์‘์€?
์ธ๋•์…˜ ์—๋””์…˜? ๋ฒ ์ผ์— ์‹ธ์˜€๋˜ ์• ํ”Œ(Apple)์˜ ์•„์ดํฐ ์‹ ์ž‘์ด ๋งˆ์นจ๋‚ด ๊ณต๊ฐœ๋๋‹ค. ์ด๋ฒˆ ์‹œ์ฆŒ ์ดˆ๊ด‘๊ฐ ์นด๋ฉ”๋ผ๋ฅผ ์ตœ๋Œ€ ๋ฌด๊ธฐ๋กœ ๋‚ด์„ธ์šด ์• ํ”Œ. ์ œํ’ˆ๊ตฐ์€ ์•„์ดํฐ XR์„ ๊ณ„์Šนํ•œ ๋ณด๊ธ‰ํ˜• ๋ชจ๋ธ ์•„์ดํฐ 11๊ณผ XSยทXS ๋งฅ์Šค๋ฅผ ์ด์€ 11 ํ”„๋กœ ๋ฐ 11 ํ”„๋กœ ๋งฅ์Šค๋กœ ๊ตฌ์„ฑ๋๋‹ค. ์‹ ๊ทœ ์•„์ดํฐ ์‹œ๋ฆฌ์ฆˆ๋ฅผ ๋‘๊ณ  ๋Œ€์ค‘๋“ค์˜ ์—‡๊ฐˆ๋ฆฐ ํ‰์ด ์ด์–ด์ง€๋Š” ๊ฐ€์šด๋ฐ, <์•„์ด์ฆˆ๋งค๊ฑฐ์ง„>์ด ์•„์ดํฐ 11 3์ข…์˜ ์ƒ์„ธ ์ŠคํŽ™๊ณผ ์‹œ์žฅ ๋ฐ˜์‘์„ ๋ชจ์•„๋ดค๋‹ค. ์˜ˆ์ƒ๋Œ€๋กœ ํ˜์‹ ์€ ์—†์—ˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ๋ถ€์ •์ ์ธ ํ˜นํ‰๊ณผ ๊ฐ€์„ฑ๋น„๋ฅผ ๋†’์˜€๋‹ค๋Š” ํ˜ธํ‰. ๊ณผ์—ฐ ์–ด๋–ค ์‹ ์ œํ’ˆ์ด ๋“ฑ์žฅํ–ˆ์„์ง€ ์ง€๊ธˆ ๋ฐ”๋กœ ์•„๋ž˜์—์„œ ์ž์„ธํžˆ ํ™•์ธํ•ด๋ณด์ž. ์•„์ดํฐ 11 ์•„์ดํฐ 11์€ ์ „์ž‘๊ณผ ๊ฐ™์ด ๋“€์–ผ ์นด๋ฉ”๋ผ๋ฅผ ์žฅ์ฐฉํ–ˆ์œผ๋‚˜ ๊ธฐ์กด์˜ ๋ง์›๋ Œ์ฆˆ๊ฐ€ ์ดˆ๊ด‘๊ฐ ๋ Œ์ฆˆ๋กœ ๋ฐ”๋€Œ์—ˆ๋‹ค. ๋˜ํ•œ ์ด๋ฒˆ ์‹œ๋ฆฌ์ฆˆ์— ํƒ‘์žฌ๋œ A13 ๋ฐ”์ด์˜ค๋‹‰ ์นฉ์€ ๋‹คํฌ ๋ชจ๋“œ๋ฅผ ํฌํ•จํ•ด ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ๊ธฐ๋Šฅ์ด ๋”ํ•ด์กŒ์œผ๋ฉฐ, ์ „๋ฉด ๊ธ€๋ž˜์Šค๋Š” ์ด์ „๋ณด๋‹ค ๋”์šฑ ๊ฒฌ๊ณ ํ•ด์กŒ๋‹ค. ๋ฐฉ์ˆ˜๋Š” IP68 ๋“ฑ๊ธ‰์œผ๋กœ ์ตœ๊ณ  ์ˆ˜์‹ฌ 2m์—์„œ ์ตœ๋Œ€ 30๋ถ„๊ฐ„ ๊ฐ€๋Šฅํ•˜๊ธฐ๋„. ๋”๋ถˆ์–ด 6.1์ธ์น˜ ๋ฆฌํ€ด๋“œ ๋ ˆํ‹ฐ๋‚˜ ๋””์Šคํ”Œ๋ ˆ์ด๋Š” ์ž์—ฐ์Šค๋Ÿฝ๊ณ  ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์ƒ‰์„ ์ง€์›ํ•˜๋ฉฐ ์•„์ดํฐ XR์— ๋น„ํ•ด ๋ฐฐํ„ฐ๋ฆฌ ์ˆ˜๋ช…์ด 1 ์‹œ๊ฐ„ ๋Š˜์–ด๋‚œ ์ ๋„ ๋ˆˆ๊ธธ์„ ๋ˆ๋‹ค. ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ์›จ์ด๋Š” ํผํ”Œ, ๊ทธ๋ฆฐ, ์˜๋กœ, ๋ธ”๋ž™, ํ™”์ดํŠธ, ๋ ˆ๋“œ์˜ 6๊ฐ€์ง€. ๋งค๋…„ ์ตœ๊ณ ์˜ ๊ฐ€๊ฒฉ์„ ๊ฒฝ์‹ ํ•˜๋ฉฐ ๊ณ ๊ธ‰ ์Šค๋งˆํŠธํฐ ์‹œ๋Œ€๋ฅผ ์—ฐ ์• ํ”Œ์ž„์—๋„ ์ด๋ฒˆ ์•„์ดํฐ 11์˜ ์ตœ์†Œ ๊ฐ€๊ฒฉ์€ ๋ถ๋ฏธ ๊ธฐ์ค€ 699๋‹ฌ๋Ÿฌ๋กœ ์ „์ž‘๋ณด๋‹ค 50๋‹ฌ๋Ÿฌ ์ €๋ ดํ•œ ๊ฐ€๊ฒฉ๋Œ€๋ฅผ ํ˜•์„ฑํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ์•„์ดํฐ 11 ํ”„๋กœยทํ”„๋กœ ๋งฅ์Šค ์ถœ์‹œ ์ „๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์ˆ˜๋งŽ์€ ์œ ์ถœ ์‚ฌ์ง„์œผ๋กœ ์„ธ๊ฐ„์˜ ์ž…๋ฐฉ์•„์— ์˜ค๋ฅด๋˜ ํ™”์ œ์˜ ํŠธ๋ฆฌํ”Œ ์นด๋ฉ”๋ผ ์•„์ดํฐ 11 ํ”„๋กœ์™€ ํ”„๋กœ ๋งฅ์Šค. ์ดˆ๊ด‘๊ฐยท๊ด‘๊ฐยท๋ง์› ๋ Œ์ฆˆ๋กœ ๊ตฌ์„ฑ๋œ ์นด๋ฉ”๋ผ๋Š” ์‚ฌ์šฉ์ž๊ฐ€ ๋„“์€ ํ™”๊ฐ์˜ ํ’๊ฒฝ ์‚ฌ์ง„์„ ์ฐ๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ์ข์€ ๊ณต๊ฐ„์—์„œ๋„ ๋งŽ์€ ํ”ผ์‚ฌ์ฒด๋ฅผ ๋‹ด์„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค. ๋˜ํ•œ ์—ญ๋™์ ์ธ ๊ตฌ๋„์˜ ๋ถ€๊ฐ๊ณผ ์–‘๊ฐ ์‚ฌ์ง„์ด ๊ฐ€๋Šฅํ•˜๋ฉฐ โ€˜๋‚˜์ดํŠธ ๋ชจ๋“œโ€™, โ€˜๋ฐ˜๋ ค๋™๋ฌผ ์ดฌ์˜ ๋ชจ๋“œโ€™๊นŒ์ง€. ์ด์™ธ์—๋„ ์‚ฌ์ง„๊ณผ ์˜์ƒ ์ดฌ์˜ ๋ฐ ํŽธ์ง‘์˜ ๋ฒ”์šฉ์„ฑ๋„ ํ™•๋Œ€๋ผ ์ด๋ฒˆ ์‹œ์ฆŒ ์• ํ”Œ์ด ์–ผ๋งˆํผ ์นด๋ฉ”๋ผ์— ์ง‘์ค‘ํ–ˆ๋Š”์ง€ ํ™•์ธํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค. ์—ฌ๊ธฐ์— ์ตœ๋Œ€ 5์‹œ๊ฐ„ ๋” ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๋ฐฐํ„ฐ๋ฆฌ ์šฉ๋Ÿ‰๊ณผ ๊ธ‰์† ์ถฉ์ „ ๊ธฐ๋Šฅ๋„ ์ฃผ๋ชฉํ•  ์ . ์ƒˆ๋กญ๊ฒŒ ์ถ”๊ฐ€๋œ ๋ฏธ๋“œ๋‚˜์ดํŠธ ๊ทธ๋ฆฐ๊ณผ ์‹ค๋ฒ„, ์ŠคํŽ˜์ด์Šค ๊ทธ๋ ˆ์ด, ๊ณจ๋“œ์˜ ์ด 4๊ฐ€์ง€ ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ ์„ ํƒ์ง€๋ฅผ ๊ฐ–์ถ˜ ์•„์ดํฐ 11 ํ”„๋กœ๋Š” ๋ถ๋ฏธ ๊ฐ€๊ฒฉ 999๋‹ฌ๋Ÿฌ, ํ”„๋กœ ๋งฅ์Šค๋Š” 1์ฒœ 99๋‹ฌ๋Ÿฌ. ๊ธฐ๋Œ€ ์ดํ•˜ vs ๊ฐ€์„ฑ๋น„ ์†๊ผฝ์•„ ๊ธฐ๋‹ค๋ฆฌ๋˜ ์•„์ดํฐ์˜ ๋ฐœ๋งค๋ฅผ ์•ž๋‘๊ณ  ๋งŽ์€ ์ด๋“ค์€ ์ด๋ฒˆ ์‹ ์ž‘์ด ์•„์‰ฝ๋‹ค๋Š” ํ‰์ด ๋Œ€๋ถ€๋ถ„์ด๋‹ค. โ€œ์นด๋ฉ”๋ผ ๋ Œ์ฆˆ๊ฐ€ ๊ตณ์ด 3๊ฐœ์ผ ํ•„์š”๊ฐ€ ์—†๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๊ณผ ํ™˜ ๊ณตํฌ์ฆ์ด ์ƒ๊ธฐ๊ฒ ๋‹คโ€ ๋“ฑ ๋””์ž์ธ์ด ์ตœ๋Œ€ ๊ฐ•์ ์ด์—ˆ๋˜ ์• ํ”Œ์ด ๋‹น์ดˆ ์œ ์ถœ๋๋˜ ์ฃผ๋ฐฉ๊ฐ€์ „ ์ธ๋•์…˜ ๋””์ž์ธ์ด ๊ทธ๋Œ€๋กœ ์ ์šฉ๋˜๋ฉด์„œ ๋น„ํŒ์ด ๊ฑฐ์„ธ์ง€๋Š” ์ถ”์„ธ. ๋ฐ˜๋ฉด โ€œ์‚ฌ์ง„ ์ฐ๋Š” ๊ฑธ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์ด์—๊ฒŒ๋Š” ์•Œ๋งž์€ ์ œํ’ˆ์ด๋ฉฐ, ๊ฐ€์„ฑ๋น„๋ฅผ ์ œ๋Œ€๋กœ ๊ฐ–์ท„๋‹คโ€๋ผ๋Š”ย ํ˜ธํ‰๋„ ์ด์–ด์ง€๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค. ๋‘ ๊ฐ€์ง€ ์—‡๊ฐˆ๋ฆฐ ํ‰ ์† ์•„์ดํฐ 11 3์ข…์€ ์˜ค๋Š” 13์ผ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์‚ฌ์ „์˜ˆ์•ฝ ์ง„ํ–‰๋˜๋ฉฐ 20์ผ ์ •์‹ ํŒ๋งค๋  ์˜ˆ์ •์ด๋‹ค. ๊ธ€๋กœ๋ฒŒ 1์ฐจ ์ถœ์‹œ๊ตญ์€ ๋ฏธ์ •. ๋”ย ์ž์„ธํ•œย ๋‚ด์šฉ์€ย <์•„์ด์ฆˆ๋งค๊ฑฐ์ง„>ย ๋งํฌ์—์„œ
Virtual Reality Lets You Hang With Totoro
British VR developers FirePanda have been hard at work the last few years. While most of the anticipation surrounding Virtual Reality has been game-centric, there are other VR developers who understand that there might be people interested in VR, but not in the gaming aspects of it. FirePanda are using VR for larger goals than just games (though they do have a game or two as well). They've used VR as an educational tool, for medical students to get some virtual hands-on practice in a RESUS room. They've also now begun rolling out little VR experiences taken directly from the films of Studio Ghibli. Check out this VR video: If you don't have any kind of VR headset like myself, this is a hard video to watch properly. The VR displays a mirrored image onto both of your eyes, hence the two displays in the video. Without the headset, this is just a strange video. But iconic. Everyone who's an anime fan has seen Totoro, and even if you haven't, you'd be familiar with the rotund spirit. So far, they have VR-d scenes from My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle. My personal favorite is the Howl's Moving Castle one, because the scene they picked is the fields outside of the house from Howl's childhood. That is definitively my favorite setting in the film, and the chance to experience it in VR is astounding to me. I don't have a VR headset yet, but if I ever get one, this is the first thing I'm gonna do. Check out all the anime VR stuff FirePanda has to offer here.
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