Virtual reality program is part of a worldwide beta testing initiative

Students in Melinda Lamm’s fifth-grade class at Wells Elementary School in North Carolina were in the computer lab, but not a single student was looking at a computer screen. Instead, they were all peering through small cardboard boxes.

“Ok, where are we now?” Lamm asked over the excited voices of her students. They began to call out different places until they all agreed on Mars. How was this possible with a cardboard box? Google it.

Each student was actually looking through Google Cardboard, which is a virtual reality viewer made almost entirely...

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