Google Cardboard for Virtual Reality in lessons

BY Brian Almeida 

Old Rochester Regional Jr. High School

Project Description

My goal is to incorporate virtual reality into the classroom to provide a virtual field trip for my students. My hope is that the virtual field trips will boost engagement and retention of knowledge by helping students focus of the material being presented shifting their focus from a flat two dimensional image of the content to a more impactful interactive three dimensional experience.

We can teach the facts of suspension bridges and then cement the students understanding of the scale by experiencing standing on the golden gate bridge.

How will the project be evaluated (e.g. how will you gauge its success)?

We’ll measure the students comprehension of the subject matter through formal and informal assessments and compare to past year’s data.

Benefit to the students and the school

The school would have a classroom set of Google Carboard glasses that could be used in any class. Imagine learning about Rome and then visiting the Colosseum, reading about Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions and then looking at a 3d model, working on a science module about global warming and then exploring the great barrier reef. All without leaving the classroom.  The students would receive a richer educational experience and experience content through a different mode of learning.

Timeline of Project (when will you do the project, if applicable)

As soon as we receive the Google Cardboard’s we’ll start using them in class. I have planned modules that can apply the technology that happen quarterly.