Harnessing the Power of AR and VR to Develop Empathy

Empathy is an invaluable 21st century skill, which allows us to better understand others’ perspectives in order to be more respectful, compassionate individuals. This session will show you how you can harness the power of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) through a variety of consumption-based and creation-based tools that will open students’ eyes to the world around them and within them as a means for sharing the power of storytelling and promote understanding and empathy.


  • Andrea Trudeau, Library Information Specialist, Alan B. Shepard Middle School/Deerfield District 1