One of an English class last year on “Romeo and Juliet,” Jennie Choi, an English teacher at Mariano Azuela Elementary School in Chicago, took her sixth-grade students on a tour of Verona, the Italian city where Shakespeare’s play transpires. Students did various actions such as touring around the city, appraise old architectures in Italy without leaving the class room. Because they are using Google Virtual trip system.
Since student these years already started using technology such as smart phones, lap tops at very early age. They are used to absorb new information virtually. Teachers believe through virtual trip system, student can have better understanding of course material.
Through Google’s virtual-reality kits for classrooms, I see a new ways of technologies impacting classroom. Instead of talking about how virtual world will replace the really classroom and professor. Google is finding a way to help make current class room experience better.
“There was very little precedent for using this technology in schools,” Ben Schrom, a product manager for Google Apps for Education, said last week. “We really feel we are breaking that cycle of giving schools yesterday’s technology.”
I personally feel this is an awesome way for student to learn new subject. Visual and virtually presentation can help people have a deeper understanding of the subject and remember it better. Such as for my astronomy class, if we use a virtual-reality trip system, it will be awesome because we can actually see the stars and the milky way galaxy. I believe I can remember and learn everything better.