Phenix students explore

Published 9:40 am Wednesday, November 21, 2018

With assistance from the Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium, third and fourth-grade students at Phenix Elementary School experienced the opportunity to take trips to Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Independence Hall, a beehive and multiple ecosystems without ever leaving their classrooms.

Claire Locke, the Instructional Technology Resource teacher for Charlotte County Public Schools, visited Phenix recently and brought Google Expeditions to integrate in the classroom with Alfreda Davis, Wendy Elder, Preuss-Anderson, and Allyson Watkins.

Through Google Expeditions, students were able to utilize virtual reality goggles and be transported to these various locations. Locke explained how to use the devices and led the students on a step-by-step exploration of the virtual tours. The trips correlated to the current curriculum for the third and fourth-graders and enriched the content being studied.

The teachers and students thoroughly enjoyed participating in the lessons and learning this new technology. The expeditions served as a great resource because they provided the students with a virtual view of concepts taught in the classroom using a new, state-of-the-art technology and brought lessons to life.