Virtual Reality

to Share

Our History

John Zingale

  • Sixth year @ Vancouver iTech Preparatory
  • Husband & father
  • Love hiking & photography
    • Climbed Mount St. Helens 3 times
    • Swam in Crater Lake
  • Google for Education Certified Innovator #WDC17
  • 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching History
  • Google Geo Teacher Institute 2016 #CAGTI16
  • Past-President of Oregon Council for the Social Studies

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FVvr Part I

  • Part I: How can we share Fort Vancouver with the community & the world?
    • What does Fort Vancouver mean to the Northwest & the world?
    • What does it mean to think archaeologically?
    • How does technology enable us to visit places across the globe?

FVvr Part II

  • Part II: What can we do for the fort?
    • What is a museum?
    • What does it mean to think archaeologically?
    • How can technology enhance learning about Fort Vancouver & the world?

Device Agnostic


  • Allow the students to become historians
  • Ask the questions of “Why?” & “How?” did events happen
  • Use primary & secondary sources
  • Build critical thinking skills & make relevant connections to current events
  • Not just memorizing facts

Why not?

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  • Try it out first, to have an idea how it will work
  • Be honest with the students
  • Connect to the real world when possible
  • Connect to standards / Don’t fit in too many
    • Learning happens even if you don’t access it

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Using Virtual Reality to Share Our History - Google Slides