Around the world in IT days

June 02 2017

ALL students at Minerva Primary Academy will be taking a virtual reality trip around the world with the help of Google.

ALL students at Minerva Primary Academy will be taking a virtual reality trip around the world with the help of Google.

Google Expeditions associates will be visiting Minerva to help run Google Expeditions. This is a new app developed by Google to open up the classroom for an immersive learning experience and a new tool to help teaching staff demonstrate their teaching.

 Google will supply 60 phones, 60 Google Cardboards (virtual reality headsets) and two tablets to run the Expeditions. Using a tablet, teachers will lead their class on a virtual reality field trip linked to their current learning.

Dan Baker, Year 2 teacher, said: “The day is set to be very engaging and fun. Using the virtual reality hardware allows students to fully immerse themselves in exciting environments anywhere in the world using IT.”