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Computer programming classes explore virtual reality

Students in Mrs. Griffin’s Computer Programming classes explored the virtual reality world with the use of Oculus goggles provided by the Union County Public Library.  Kelly Cehelnik, the Community Engagement Librarian, demonstrated the VR goggles, which are a part of the new STEAM lab provided by a grant to the library.  This opportunity provided 8th and 7th-grade students a chance to expand their knowledge of technology and programming.  Students explored space with NASA, walked through museums, rode roller coasters, and experienced a “real world” of dinosaurs.  The most popular choice was fishing since many students have never fished.  Mrs. Griffin was excited to see students engaged and excited and most of all, students bonding with other students.  The Union County Public Library provides student use of the STEAM lab at the Monroe location during specific days and times.