Google Pioneer VR Program Goes to Wisconsin High School
Google Goes to Stoughton High School
Stoughton High School students (in Wisconsin) visited the Galapagos Islands, London and all over the world all while staying in their classroom recently. The students were able to visit those locations by utilizing Google’s newly released virtual reality field trip program, named the “Google Expeditions Pioneer Program”.
There were 18 teachers in Stoughton that led the students on the various field trips utilizing the Google Cardboard VR headsets.
Both the students and the teachers seemed to love the virtual reality field trips.
Colena Sankbeil is a Junior at Stoughton High School. She said, “We’ve never seen this kind of stuff before. I mean, we all have our phones and stuff like that, but it’s kind of cool to go onto a virtual reality (trip). We went to the Great Barrier Reef and that’s really cool to be able to see those cool places.”
“We just in the other class watched a vet do a surgery,” said Cathy Gargano, the Library Media Specialist at Stoughton High School. “That’s something we wouldn’t necessarily get to do, but it helps kids in high school figure out maybe if this is something they want to do in the future.”
Google has been going to various schools with this new program as they test the project with schools across the world.