Mozilla Gigabit

Our Mission

UTeach Outreach and partners will create one set of lessons for middle school classrooms featuring gigabit connections that can support Google Expeditions, A-Frame, and Thimble to create virtual reality experiences to further student’s interests in Computer Science.

Meet the Team

 

 

Mary Miller

UTeach Outreach Director

 

Elyse Pravel

Logistics Coordinator

 

Brenda Salazar

Computer Science Lead

 

Richard Pekkala

Intel Mentor

 

Cody Krezinksi

Computer Science Intern

 

Connor Burkman

Computer Science Intern

 

 

Intro to WebVR Lessons

 

 

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

 

 

 

 

Events + Annoucements

Kealing Middle School Students Loved It!

May 4th, 2017

We brought the lessons to Kealing Middle School and the students had so much fun! The students went to Nepal through Google expeditions, reviewed 3D coordinates, and learn the basics of HTML and A-Frame by using Thimble. We are excited to go back next week to work on their own VR spaces! 

 

Internal Testing

March 28, 2017

After conducting several rounds of small group testing, we're moving on to whole classroom testing to get feedback from middle school students in the Austin area! 

 

UTeach @ SXSWedu Expo

March 7th, 2017

The UTeach Outreach team was part of the TEALS Computer Science Fair @ SXSWedu Expo. They showed students, educators, and industry professionals the newly finished Virtual Reality lessons that are sponsored by Mozilla.

 

VR Tech Gear + Lesson Development

February 9, 2017

Our Virtual Reality tech gear has arrived! We will be using the View Master Virtual Reality viewer.  Get ready to explore Mount Everest and create your own VR world, because our CS content team has started developing the first two lessons!

UTeach Outreach Receives Mozilla Gigabit Community Grant

February 1, 2017

UTeach Outreach had the honor to receive the Mozilla Gigabit Community Grant and will be creating VR lessons to further students' interest in Computer Science. Students will learn how to use AFrame by coding in HTML in the Thimble IDE.