Inquisitive minds crave knowledge, new challenges, and opportunities. What better way to feed that hunger than with virtual reality and friendships?
Dean Morgan Club kids found that, while patiently waiting their turn for VR, they could create new friendships with members at the Main Club! Van T., a teen at Dean Morgan stated excitedly, “It’s fun to watch others get a turn at VR and cheer them on when they’re playing. It’s nice because I get to meet new people by coming here!”
Virtual Reality not only offers a diverse platform for learning and developing tech-savvy skills, but it is also integrating kids who might otherwise never have met.
Sam Barney, Dean Morgan Teen Center Director explained how great an opportunity it is for this teen group to visit Main Club for VR. “Bringing the kids here for VR really helps them integrate with the other teens at the Teen Center. This opportunity opens kids up to Main Club experiences, such as Teen nights, when normally they never would have been outside of Dean Club.” Through their VR visits, Dean Morgan Teens are engaging in new friendships and fun games!
VR presents opportunities that engage kids in an immersive environment and fuel the imagination. Angel P., Dean Morgan Club kid said, “I think it’s a really cool experience. With these games, you can create and see things from a new perspective. VR is interactive and feels better than just sitting down and watching a screen.”
Minecraft was a widely popular game with Teens; and by creating structures in this virtual world, kids are learning skills like spatial awareness, changing perspectives, and intuitive building. Even in the workplace, architects are using VR as a tool for the development of structures.
“It’s pretty great being able to visit a new place,” Marcus S, DM Club kid said about visiting the Main Club site. “And playing VR teaches me stuff, like martial arts fighting games, and seeing other places that are in the world.”
Most importantly, DM Teens collectively said, “Just have fun!”
This innovative technology is made possible, in part, by ConocoPhillips
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