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3 Techniques for Teaching Social Justice: Virtual Reality, Podcasts, Polling

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Friday, December 4, 12:00–1:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Judy Nguyen  
Looking for new ways to address tough issues in your classroom? Together we will explore three techniques — 360-degree video and images, podcasts/audio and online polling tools. These techniques provide unique perspectives and sensory experiences that can help guide students to their own conclusions on contemporary social justice issues.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Augmented, mixed & virtual reality
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Innovative Designer
  • Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
  • Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
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Related exhibitors:
Promethean Inc.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be explore three techniques for teaching social justice: Virtual Reality, Podcasting, and Polling. They will then participate in a demonstration of virtual reality tools (360 video, Google Expeditions, Tour Creator), podcasts, and polling tools (Classflow, Nearpod, Socrative). This poster includes a demonstration of how Mrs. Diane D'Alba and I used these techniques in a lesson on hate crimes and the value of inter-religious dialogue in her senior World Religions class.


10 minutes: Introductions
10 minutes: Online Polling Tools
10 minutes: Podcasting & Audio Resources
20 minutes: Virtual Reality Tools
10 minutes: Q & A

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Judy Nguyen, All Covered Education

Judy, Teaching & Learning Consultant for All Covered, has been an educator for over 15 years. She previously taught in a 1:1 laptop environment at Rosary Academy. When Rosary adopted a campus-wide 1:1 laptop program, Judy accepted the position of Director of Educational Technology. In this role, she supported teachers with blended/flipped instruction and developed an online summer program. Judy passionately loves working with teachers to accomplish their educational goals. Currently, Judy has been partnering with teachers to experiment on effectively integrating 3D Building, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality into their curriculum.

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