South Orangetown Middle School parents dove into augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) for the annual SOMS PTA Parent Tech Night on March 12. The event, led by Interim Principal Dr. Chad Corey and Interim Assistant Principal Joe Onativia, provided parents with a hands-on, guided tour of the tech tools their children are using to learn across a variety of subject areas. View the presentation here.
Equipped with Google Cardboard viewers and iPads, parents explored mummies and artifacts with the BBC Civilisations app used by sixth-grade social studies teachers. They also experimented with the new AR Sandbox (on loan from Dr. Steve Cohn’s science classroom at TZHS), observing contour lines and other effects created by moving sand and motioning to sensors.