Recently, virtual reality (VR) has become a hot topic in the education space. This isn’t surprising, considering that the VR revenue forecast is expected to hit $40 billion by 2020, according to market research firm ReportLinker. In addition, augmented and virtual reality offer students a more immersive experience than other technologies currently available.
Unfortunately, pricing and other factors can make VR out of reach for some teachers and students, so it’s important to utilize tools that you may already have, like an interactive panel display or a tablet, to bring virtual reality to your classroom. There are also low-cost headsets available. In addition to the ActivPanel board and tablets, my students also use View-Master headsets for individual use.
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