Workshop: Introduction to Unity and VR

Audience: Technology Resource Teachers – Peel District School Board
Goals: Introduce high school teachers to VR and lead them through building and publishing their own Google Cardboard apps using Unity.

I had the great chance to step back into the classroom for this 2-hour workshop with the PDSB Technology Resource Teachers.

Specific objectives included:

  • An overview and demos of existing VR techologies (Oculus Rift DK2, Gear VR, Google Cardboard)
  • Introduction to the Unity Editor and basic scripting
  • How to find free models provided by NASA and import them into Unity
  • Introduction to the Google Cardboard SDK
  • Publishing and side-loading apps to Android devices