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Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Virtual reality (VR) is becoming more popular in schools as teachers can use it to bring lessons to life and meet the varying learning styles of their students. This technology can also help meet the needs of different students.

Virtual reality is a fun and educational tool that can be used to teach various subjects. It can allow students to explore different worlds and take a walk through the museums. Here are some ways VR can be beneficial when incorporated into a classroom.

Active Experience in Learning

Studies show students cannot learn best from reading a book or textbook. Instead, they can learn through application and interaction. One way to provide pupils with more hands-on experiences is through school trips. With the help of virtual reality, teachers can provide their students with this type of active learning right from their comfort zone.

Increase Engagement

Today’s world is full of limited attention spans, allowing students to engage with virtual reality immediately. Being excited about the technology and the lessons it can provide can lead to deeper levels of engagement. In addition to providing pupils with various educational experiences, VR also allows them to explore different environments full of new things to learn.

New Experiences

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of new experiences children can have through the use of VR technology. With the help of virtual reality, travel can be made more accessible by allowing students to explore different regions without needing permission slips. 

Children are naturally fascinated by the wonders of space and the ocean, and all that they have to offer allows them to satisfy their curiosity without the need for a rocket ship or submarine.

Through the eyes of various professional fields, such as soldiers, surgeons, and museum curators, students can better understand what it would be like to be a professional in these areas.

Encourage Learning and Retention

In addition to keeping students engaged, virtual reality can also help them retain critical information. Studies have shown that people tend to remember what they’ve done rather than what they read. This is why pupils must make real memories with the help of virtual reality.

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Cathryn Ilani is a principal and teacher from Elgin, Illinois who has been working in education for over 30 years.

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