This project integrated several academic subjects. Students completed their CoSpaces project several weeks ago. Many continue to tweak their CoSpaces. Many have started their own projects. The fact that students are still working on their CoSpaces on their own is the evidence of a great effective lesson with a successful concluding project.
There are a couple of things that I would do differently if I had to do this lesson again with the students. I would create a site where all students are "encouraged" to showcase their projects. Many shared with their classmates, but imagine how powerful this could have been if their work was featured on a site where someone could see and read about their project and it's hyperlinked to direct them to the project. Yes, we had QR codes but we weren't able to share it globally or even across the district.
CoSpaces is a great tool to use to integrate with most academic subjects that the regular education classroom teachers cover with their students. The bonus is that it fulfills several ISTE standards and common core standards!
Here is the link to CoSpaces if you'd like to explore this VR Coding website with your students.
Sometimes students like to read their own books online or have the books read to them. Two of my favorite website that I have for my students to read books online are BookFlix and StorylineOnline. I like Bookflix because they offer the option of having readers read the text or having the text read to the reader. I also like that the books are paired with a fiction and a nonfiction book based on the same topic. I would not have known about BookFlix if I had not been a member of MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) member ship is FREE. Here is the link to MACUL.
Another great free book resource for teachers to use with their students is Epic Books. I like Epic books because teachers have a dashboard that houses data. Students get to the site via a join code. Teachers can upload quizzes and assignments for students. The website has lots of books in several genres.