Sturgeon Bay, WI (March 15, 2017) - With the help of Cellcom’s Virtual Reality (VR) Kits for Classrooms program, students at Sawyer School in Sturgeon Bay will be using VR to travel around the world and beyond.   Virtual reality gives teachers the power to take their classroom anywhere in the world, fully immersing students in a lesson and allowing them to experience new places and explore new ideas. Erik Tauschek, teacher at Sawyer School, took his students to different parts of the world and let them explore while sharing information about the new places and having them answer questions. They will also be visiting the solar system to prepare for an upcoming science unit.

Erik Tauschek, teacher at Sawyer School, said, “The Cellcom VR Kit program was really exciting for the students and myself to use. I felt like this was giving the students an experience that they never have had before. We went to some places that they may never get the opportunity to go to. The students were constantly engaged and didn’t want to stop exploring different places of the world because they were fascinated by it.”

Cellcom sees VR as an opportunity to use its technology to enhance learning and give students a greater understanding. “Smartphones have evolved into powerful tools that put a wealth of information and resources at your fingertips. These devices are now bridging another gap, making virtual reality experiences accessible as an educational tool. We are excited to put this technology in the hands of local educators so they cannot only engage students in their curriculums, but inspire them with the infinite possibilities of technology,” said Brighid Riordan, director of public affairs and customer experience initiatives.

Cellcom launched its VR kit program in October 2016. Teachers throughout Cellcom’s service area are able to reserve a bank of 15 smartphones and receive free accompanying virtual reality viewers. The schools have a week to use the VR kits to experience new places and explore new ideas. To learn more, visit cellcom.com/classroom.

 

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with more than 50 retail and agent locations. Cellcom is respected for its long-standing reputation of delivering extraordinary customer care, being a strong community partner, and for its renowned network, which is customized to its rural markets. As a subsidiary of Nsight, Cellcom is part of a family of companies offering complete telecommunications services.