Meandarra Library WINS a visit from the #ThinkDigitalCoach to their remote Queensland town

Meandarra Library, nestled in a small remote Queensland town were the lucky winners of a visit from the #ThinkDigitalCoach, a 14-metre classroom on wheels. On Friday, September 1st, 2017, Rocky, the #ThinkDigitalCoach rolled into town and spent the day immersing their local students from around the district into a world of new realities. For the vast majority, this was their first experience of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

There were children aged between 5 and 12, from Meandarra, Glenmorgan and The Gums State Schools. They were all excited about climbing on board and there were smiles all round as they experienced the Virtual and Augmented worlds. A big congratulation’s goes to Western Downs Libraries for winning the prize, who then kindly donated it to one of their libraries, Meandarra. We loved delivering the digital experiences for the children and teachers. It’s so important that we offer these types of digital experiences to people in Regional, Rural and Remote Australia who stand the chance of being left behind this rapidly evolving digital world…

As part of our visit and as part of the #ThinkDigitalCoach digital footprint, we also added The Gums State School, The Meandarra Library and the amazing ANZAC museum to Google Maps and uploaded some 360 Virtual Tours for them – Check them out by clicking the links or the images below.

The kids loved the “underwater VR experience” and also had a chance to visit an array of farming experiences via our own VR App #FarmVR, which immerses students into various farming experiences to learn where their food comes from and to inspire them to consider agriculture as a career path. The QuiverVision “Bring it to life” colouring exercise is always a crowd favourite, which sees the students colour literally jump off the page using Augmented Reality.Take a Virtual Tour of the Day, the #ThinkDigitalCoach in Meandarra, Qld

All in all, it was a fabulous day of learning, smiles and new experiences for the students and teachers.

By reaching these remote towns, we’re achieving our mission to help build the digital skills and confidence of those we meet.

#Allaboard, the #ThinkDigitalCoach is now departing…

Tim Gentle
Founder – Think Digital