C14 – Virtual Parish Visits: Introducing Students to Their Church

Presenter: John Schneider, Carlos Roque, Whitney McKinley (Waterloo)
Audience: Elementary

Description: What if your students could experience an awesome field trip to your parish church without even having to leave the classroom? The workshop will provide educators with basic tools to utilize VR (Virtual Reality). You will experience how a group of educators have utilized free apps (Google Cardboard, Expeditions) and Google Cardboard viewers to provide students with experiential learning opportunities to explore their parish church prior to an actual visit. You will leave the workshop prepared to use VR to create your own parish expedition and you will be connected to a Google Community for ongoing VR resources and follow-up.

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