The Plainfield High School media center recently acquired new tools that will allow students to see through a whole new light. Known as virtual reality goggles, students can now experience new places and cultures through the power of technology.
The goggles are made of a lightweight cardboard, and once the software is downloaded, the students can put them on and virtually travel the world!
Recently Mrs. Mills, a Spanish 1 teacher, used the goggles to take her students on a vacation. The students experienced many Spanish countries from the PHS Media Center, while feeling like they are actually in another country.
Mrs. DuBois, the school’s media specialist, has high hopes for the technology. She talks about virtual reality field trips, virtual campus visits, and different curriculum. “Imagine traveling around the world to explore the deep sea or visit another country and immerse yourself in the target language while walking through a town.”
Having virtual reality headsets as part of the Media Center will be extremely useful to students and teachers in the years to come. Even though they are brand new, they are already being put to good use. From freshman to seniors, virtual reality will now be an accessible part of the PHS curriculum, and will be put to the test while pushing the limits!