Michael Beilharz | Director of IT and Innovation
Knox Grammar School

Michael Beilharz, Director of IT and Innovation, Knox Grammar School

Michael works closely with teachers integrating technology into the curriculum. He has a passion for creativity, innovation and global learning in schools and is particularly interested in Virtual Reality (VR) and the role it can play in teaching and learning. Michael is a Google Certified Teacher and has presented at conferences both overseas and throughout Australia. He has worked at various international, independent and government schools in his 20 years of teaching.


Day 2 @ 10:40

VR to connect students globally and develop greater empathy

VR is a powerful tool to broaden and deepen learning opportunities. We will share practical examples of how teachers across all subjects can use VR technology to connect students globally and to deepen their learning. One example is using an iGloo to connect students with schools across the world to look at the impact of volcanoes, such as Goma, Hawaii and our Knox year 8 students. Students in English using VR to experience Shakespeare’s world and creating set designs for Midsummer Night’s Dream. Science students take a deep virtual dive in a cell!
last published: 04/Aug/21 10:15 GMT
last published: 04/Aug/21 10:15 GMT
last published: 04/Aug/21 10:15 GMT

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