Virtual reality comes to West Fork
Students took part in a “virtual field trip”
West Fork students were in for a special lesson using virtual reality headsets.
Deb Veersteg, a representative from the Area Education Agency, visited a number of different classrooms on Thursday, Feb. 9 to demostrate virtual reality to West Fork students and led the classes through a lesson.
Each classroom got to pick what lesson they would experience. There were over 300 scenes the students could pick from, and Elizabeth Bohl’s fourth grade class chose an adventure in a submarine, getting to virtually go into a submarine and dive to the depths of the ocean.
“Kids are immersed in the experience instead of just seeing a picture,” said Wendy Fullerton, the curriculum coordinator at West Fork.
Read the full article in the Feb. 16 edition of the papers.