Over the weekend, Habs Boys were once again able to distinguish themselves at the Council of British International Schools. The six Habs boys involved shared their stories of the Growth Headset research project they were involved with in 2018, and their plans to help integrate Virtual Reality into the curriculum at Habs.
They presented to headteachers and senior staff at COBIS 19: Vision 2030, and the boys did very well in answering difficult questions after the one-hour presentation and after the talk was over in the large meeting room. Ethan said "The questions that were asked were challenging to answer, but were thought provoking for all involved in the room."
The boys later moved onto the VR Education stand where they helped demonstrate the Engage Platform. This valuable educational tool can allow students and staff to communicate and interact in a wide range of virtual worlds. The Engage Platform enabled us to host classes, meetings, and presentations with people from across the world in a safe, virtual, collaborative multi-user environment. We created virtual content within the platform, recording and sharing live sessions. We had used this platform throughout the Growth Headset project and we were able to share these experiences with delegates at the conference, along with Mike Boyce from VR In Education. The developing relationship with this company will help the School take the next steps to integrate the use of VR and AR into the classroom.
Finally, the boys had some time to look at some of the amazing educational technology on display at the conference.