VR @ CIS
(Posted on 02/11/18)
At CIS, we want our young learners to safely embrace the technologies of the future. With the world at our fingertips, the boundaries of the classroom have blurred, providing countless opportunities to deepen our understanding. The latest technology being embedded into our teaching is VR, virtual reality. VR incorporates visual and auditory stimulation to transport the user to another environment. In the first few weeks of use, students have explored the depths of the Rainforest, before being whisked away to marvel at the Northern Lights in Iceland. For thrill seekers, students have been able to swim with sharks, all from the safety of the classroom.
The benefits of VR extend well beyond virtual field trips. In Science, students are able to hold a beating heart in their hands, exploring the intricacies of its chambers and vessels. Whilst in History, students can traverse ancient Castles and experience life in the World War I Trenches. Using our headsets, we are able to transport students around the World, and immerse them in cultures that would otherwise only be accessible through pictures or costly field trips. In the coming months we are excited to grow our own set of VR resources, ready to share with the World.
By Alexandre Lawrenson