As K-12 VR Use Grows, Researchers Consider Impact on Children
May 22, 2019
By: Linda Jacobson
Source: Education Dive
Last school year, Elenisa Vasquez led a pilot initiative in the Laredo (Texas) Independent School District (LISD) to incorporate virtual reality (VR) technology into instruction for elementary and middle school students at two schools.
The program has been viewed as so successful that this year it expanded to include all 20 elementary schools and four middle schools. Each school has a classroom set of 20 RobotLAB VR devices preloaded with the Google Expeditions, Discovery and Cardboard Camera apps.
“My goal was to prove how well it can bolster the curriculum we already have,” said Vasquez, a digital learning facilitator for LISD.