Virtual reality in the classroom

Cecil Hills High School takes the students on virtual excursions to engage and enhance their learning.

Virtual reality in the classroom at Cecil Hills High School

Location: Spencer Rd, Cecil Hills

Level: Secondary School, Year 7 to Year 12

Enrolment: 1320 students

The journey

Cecil Hills High School is located in Western Sydney. The school has an enrolment of 1200 students who come from culturally diverse backgrounds. A large proportion of students have migration as a family history. They are also a BYOD device school.

Their aim was to implement Virtual Reality and Google Cardboard viewers into teaching programs. It was identified as a way to engage the students in their learning by using technology that was new, innovative, collaborative and relatively inexpensive.

Virtual Reality and Google Cardboard was first used with Year 8 and 9 students. One faculty demonstrated the possibilities of the glasses at professional learning days.

The outcome of the project saw greater engagement in the learning module and the accompanying assessments. The Google Cardboard viewers have been well received with teachers keen to participate in team teaching and the classes being very excited to use them.

Contact details

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To access a visual representation of this journey, download the Virtual Reality Journey at Cecil infographic (PDF 51.89KB).

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