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Saturday, September 16 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Using Google Virtual Reality to facilitate and inspire student learning

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Participants will learn how to take learning to the next level with Google Virtual Reality. Experience virtual reality with Google Cardboard and learn about Google Expedition, and other Google VR apps that can be used with the Google Cardboard viewer.

This hands-on workshop will focus on how to integrate Google Virtual Reality across the school curriculum to enhance student engagement and learning.
Participants will learn how to take their students on inexpensive virtual reality field trips with Google VR.

The instructor will demonstrate how to assemble the DIY Google Cardboard kit, and provide information on how students can create their own Google Cardboard viewers. How could this be made an activity for students?

What is Virtual Reality? What is Google Cardboard? What is the current status of VR in education? How can VR prepare our students to be future-ready? How can I start using VR in my classroom? What are the important content areas in Google Expedition? These and other questions will be addressed in this workshop.

This session is ideal for PK-12 teachers who want to provide new and authentic digital learning experience to their students. 


Required device specifications:

Bring your camera-enabled Smartphone (iOS or Android) with the latest updated operating system and available storage space. Know your username and password to access the app store if necessary. You will also need a school issued or personal Google Apps account.

Please have the following apps pre-installed on your Smartphone.

1.       Google Cardboard

iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/app/id987962261

Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.samples.apps.cardboarddemo

2.    Google Camera  

iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cardboard-camera/id1095487294?mt=8

Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.vr.cyclops&hl=en

3.       Google Street View

iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-street-view/id904418768?mt=8

Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.street&hl=en

4.       YouTube

iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/youtube-watch-videos-music-and-live-streams/id544007664?mt=8

Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.youtube&hl=en



Speakers
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Brian Highland

Library Media Specialist & Reading Teacher, Cloonan Middle School (Stamford Public Schools district)


Saturday September 16, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Small Auditorium 101

Attendees (6)