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Elementary exploration
While most districts opt to introduce
virtual reality in high school, Utica
Community Schools decided to pilot
zSpace-a unique form of screen-based
virtual reality-to engage elementary students in activities.
"We started with elementary students
because they have natural curiosity," Johns
says, adding that children whose interest
in STEM is sparked early are more likely
to pursue careers in those fields.
Beginning at the elementary level can
also lay the groundwork for a robust VR
program at the high school level. The
ideas developed will guide Utica administrators in scaling up the district's VR
program. One lesson: it might be more
productive to dedicate a highly trained
teacher to the virtual reality lab, rather
than trying to get rotating classroom
teachers up to speed with the technology.
Middle school makers
Google Expeditions-virtual field trips
that students can experience via inexpensive Google Cardboard viewers-
can expand students' career aspirations.
A virtual field trip to a coral reef or the
International Space Station provides
insights into jobs students may not have

ADVANCED ANATOMY-Students at Northeast Regional Vocational High School
in Massachusetts explore the intricacies of the human body on zSpace's virtual
reality platform, which allows them to perform dissections.

considered. "Students can actually see
the tools of the trade and see what professionals are working with, what they
are making," says Janice Mak, STEM
educator and instructional coach at Paradise Valley School District in Arizona.
"That's definitely eye-opening."
At the Dawson School in Lafayette,
Colorado, seventh- and eighth-graders
use VR in architecture and design. Pro-

Three realities
Augmented Reality (AR): Digital content overlaid on a real-world environment. A person can see their physical surroundings, as well as computergenerated images. The recently popular game Pokemon Go is an example of
augmented reality.
Virtual Reality (VR): Immersion in a digitally created, simulated environment. A person can no longer see their actual physical surroundings, and
instead sees and experiences images, sounds and, in some cases, tactile
sensations generated by a computer. The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are two
virtual reality systems.
Mixed Reality: A merging of real and virtual worlds. A person sees their physical environment, as well as 3D digital objects that are anchored to points in the
physical world. Microsoft Hololens is an example of a mixed reality system.

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fessional architects designed an addition
to the independent school and shared
it with students and instructors. Architects and Dawson students can work
with the plans virtually, in 3-D, using
Prospect by IrisVR software and an
HTC Vive headset.
Equipped with a VR headset, "you
can go inside" the design, says Jeff Ellenbogen, Dawson's director of information technology. This allows students to
develop a better understanding of design
in a 3-D space-a skill that's notoriously
difficult to develop with 2-D tools.
Eventually, Ellenbogen plans to
have students create their own designs,
explore them in Prospect and tweak
them as necessary.
High school career prep
In high school, VR is most commonly
found in health sciences courses. Students in the health assisting program
at Northeast Regional Vocational High
School in Wakefield, Massachusetts,
use zSpace to examine the intricacies of
the human body, says Carla Scuzzarella,
deputy director and principal.
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