Owensboro High School students used Google Cardboard Virtual Reality headsets to take a VR excursion through Europe this morning in Mrs. Thurman’s social studies class.
The students used a free app called YouVisit to see the sights of Europe from the seats of their OHS desks.
“It’s one thing to look at pictures of Europe in a book. It’s a completely different experience to use virtual reality to walk through Europe,” said Lori Thurman, OHS teacher.
The headsets only cost about $7 each. They were purchased with money from Donors Chose and the Gates Foundation.
“Virtual field trips are a great way to close out a unit on Europe. My students learn best through hands-on, real application experiences,” said Thurman.