Sen. Proos welcomes St. Joseph students to Capitol for technology showcase

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LANSING, Mich. — Sen. John Proos on Wednesday met with students from St. Joseph High School as part of the 18th Annual Student Technology Showcase at the Capitol.

“It is always great to meet smart and innovative Southwest Michigan students, who are illustrating that today’s modern classrooms are offering exciting new educational opportunities unimaginable just a generation ago,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “The virtual reality experience put together by these students was amazing — made possible by creative teachers, hardworking students and supportive parents.”

The showcase featured exhibits from nearly 40 schools providing hands-on demonstrations of how technology is being used in Michigan classrooms to enhance learning. The event was sponsored by AT&T Foundation and the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL).

The St. Joseph students used cameras to capture 360-degree views of landmarks in St. Joseph, offering people the opportunity to take a virtual tour of their hometown.

While at the Capitol, the students used a 360-degree camera to start the process of making a VR tour that will explain the process of a bill becoming a law.

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Editor’s note: Audio comments by Proos are available at www.SenatorJohnProos.com/Audio.

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