Virtual & Augmented Reality
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.
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.
Science Facebook Giving Virtual-Reality Kits to Every Arkansas High School
As part of the Techstart program, 360 Arkansas high schools will receive classroom kits including computers, cameras, and Oculus Rift headsets.
Classroom Technology Augmented, Virtual Reality Yet to Gain Traction in K-12, Survey Finds
Just 5 percent of U.S. teachers say they are currently using augmented- or virtual-reality technologies in their classrooms, according to Project Tomorrow.
Education Opinion Virtual Reality Could Transform Education as We Know It
In this piece, I discuss the potential for virtual education to transform the field of education as we know it.
Curriculum Virtual Reality-Equipped School Bus Lets Students Tour Mars
What would it feel like to take a bus tour across the surface of Mars? Some middle school students will have the chance to find out.
Teaching Opinion Understanding the Syrian Conflict: Blending Virtual Reality and Virtual Exchange
What if we could take students to visit war-torn nations like Syria? Virtual reality is now allowing for these powerful experiences!