California high school targets virtual reality instruction


Virtual reality could be the next teaching tool in the California High School science department.

For now, teachers are seeking donations from the community to accumulate 25 Androids or iPhones.

Several teachers in the district attended the Midwest Education Technology Community conference this winter.

High school science teacher Amy Kuebler was inspired by the session "Enhancing Instruction Through Virtual Reality and Google Cardboard." Kuebler encouraged librarian Janet Henley to look into the possibility of organizing a virtual reality lab for the district.

A virtual reality lab is a set of 25 goggles and 25 smartphones that have applications or access to internet-based virtual reality experiences. The virtual reality (VR) headsets block out all external light and shows you an image on high-definition screens in front of your eyes.