Meanwhile, more K–12 schools are bringing VR headsets into the classroom, making shorter, more frequent virtual field trips even more accessible.
We scoured Twitter for some interesting virtual field trip examples to share:
Our 5th Graders took a trip to The Golden Gate Bridge in the Metaverse! Take a look at their 3-D drawings of this historic bridge. In VR, the opportunities to learn are endless!
Ready to elevate your child’s education? https://t.co/s22zqFiDPe#VR #GoldenGate #SF #Florida #Art pic.twitter.com/GHVkCLkTPY
— Optima Classical Academy (@OptimaClassical) September 8, 2022
Optima Classical Academy is a virtual reality charter school in Naples, Fla.
Board members traveled to outer space, Redwood National Park & the bottom of the ocean last night thru 2 CCSD21 VR programs. The technology simulates real life environments & is used in all three of our middle schools to explore the world in a safe and controlled way. #21Learns pic.twitter.com/4bDdQyrKTl
— CCSD21 (@ccsd21) November 11, 2022
Community Consolidated School District 21 is a school district in suburban Chicago serving students in grades pre-K to 8.
Our Year 11 @Alleyns_Geog pupils visited Mexico City this morning through the power of VR! #AlleynsCuriosity @_JaneLunnon pic.twitter.com/BXcIf4X4Ns
— Alleyn's School (@AlleynsSchool) November 14, 2022
Alleyn’s School is a school for boys and girls aged 11-18 in London, England.
Medieval Day at Batesville Intermediate School. From VR tours of famous castles, joust on horseback, and peasants herding sheep. These 4th Graders got to time warp to Medieval 🏰 times! pic.twitter.com/F3N6omUT1Q
— Paul Ketcham (@KetchamPaul) October 6, 2022
Paul Ketcham is superintendent of the Batesville Community School Corp. in Indiana.
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