Virtual & Augmented Reality
Classroom Technology Spotlight Spotlight on Engaging Technology Tools
This Spotlight will help you discover how video games can improve students’ memorization, how tech can help English learners, and more.
Privacy & Security VR Devices Collect 'Intimate' Data, Lack Privacy Protections. Should Schools Invest?
A nonprofit examined the most popular VR devices on the market and found privacy problems with all of them.
Classroom Technology Opinion Virtual Reality Looks Cool, But Can It Actually Help Schools Teach Math?
A VR company founded in 2019 to offer a learning solution for math now serves over 20,000 students.
Classroom Technology Virtual Reality in Schools: Game Changer or Big Headache?
Educators see possibilities of VR helping students experience multidimensional worlds. But the tech has its drawbacks.
Classroom Technology Using Virtual Reality in Schools Is Easier Than You Think. Here Are Some Examples
Many teachers say virtual reality is pricey and complicated. But those are misconceptions.
Special Education Students With Autism Get Virtual Reality Lessons in How to Interact With Police
A new program uses VR simulations to help students with autism spectrum disorder practice what to do when they encounter law enforcement. But some say it’s the police who need the training.
Education Opinion Straight Up Conversation: Microsoft Chief Talks Augmented Reality in Schools
Dan Ayoub, who helms Microsoft's education team after a decade leading the famed Halo gaming franchise, discusses the possibilities and pitfalls of bringing augmented and virtual reality to the classroom.
Special Education Five Top Technology Trends in Special Education
Fueled by technological advances, policy changes, and pressure from advocates, companies and researchers craft new tools and strategies to serve students with disabilities.
Teaching Educators Share Hopes, Concerns About Virtual Reality at ISTE
Ed-tech companies are pushing VR for learning, but educators say content is limited and research is scarce detailing how the technology will impact children.
Classroom Technology 5 Ways Teachers Can Use Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Classroom
Immersive reality is slowly creeping into the classroom. How can teachers make the technology work for student learning?
School & District Management Virtual Reality and Children: 'We Just Don't Know That Much,' Report Finds
Parents see educational potential in VR, but they also worry about the potentially negative health effects, according to a new survey from Common Sense Media.
Special Education Immunizations and the Impacts of Virtual Reality: Two New Findings on Autism
New studies on autism offer insight into the parts of the brain associated with social challenges for students on the autism spectrum and how pervasive myths about the causes of autism could put children and their families at greater physical risk.
IT Infrastructure Virtual Reality for Learning Raises High Hopes and Serious Concerns
Technology companies are making a push to integrate virtual reality into K-12, but experts are raising concerns about how it might affect children.
Executive Skills & Strategy How Virtual Reality Is Helping Train New Teachers
The technology offers a middle ground between college classwork and a real K-12 classroom, experts say.