Putting a new spin on the idea that the world is our classroom, eighth-graders recently took virtual reality trips to Barcelona, Rome and Paris. The lessons, created by Middle School technology teacher Carrie Johnson, dovetail with work the students are doing in world language classes. “The goal was to allow students to take a virtual tour of beautiful landmarks and have some fun exploring VR concepts at the same time,” says Johnson.
In class, the students used Google Cardboard and iPod Touches to explore the cities. Students also had an opportunity to use the HTC Vive VR headset in the Upper School Innovation Lab. Special thanks to Upper School computer science teacher Joan Mruk and Upper School librarian Tracey Muller for their help designing and implementing this project.
Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.