How can teachers use VR in the classroom?


These days, using multimedia tools is a foregone conclusion for the well-resourced teacher; technology is enabling greater interactivity and engagement between students as well as with the information they are required to learn. One such technology — older than most — is Virtual Reality (VR).

University of Chicago projected to be the first U.S. university to cost $100,000 a year

The Hechinger Report

But in less than a decade, by 2025, students like Badalamente could expect to pay more than $100,000 per year, based on projections by The Hechinger Report using annual college cost growth rates from 2008 to 2018. The ongoing spread of discounting has been aided by new technology.

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Mayors and Schools: A Tale of Two Mayors in San Francisco

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The mayor’s last two-year budget directed $170 million to the school district and included investments in early childhood, technology in the schools, college savings accounts for kindergartners, summer jobs and other wide-ranging efforts Mendoza leads for him.

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Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

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James Wiley is a technology analyst with Eduventures, which does consulting work for companies in the predictive analytics industry. Since 2003, Georgia State has raised its graduation rates by 23 percentage points, which adds up to more than $60 million.

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Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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Often, personalized learning includes technology that adapts lessons to students’ needs and provides data so that teachers can see how each learner is growing. Oregon is ahead of the curve nationally, having delved into the method in 2003.