TES debuts VR Headsets

TES debuts VR Headsets
Posted on 08/22/2019

Fourth grade students at Trevilians Elementary School used Virtual Reality (VR) Headsets on Thursday, August 22nd for their lesson on sensory words!

The use of VR Headsets in the classroom is on the rise across the country, because the devices allow students to be transported to different types of locations and scenarios!

The VR Headsets allow students to immerse themselves in dozens of different settings, such as the surface of the moon, the surface of mars, a jungle, the ocean, and more!

Students can even view 3D layouts of the earth and various famous locations, such as Central Park! The realism is stunning!

As part of Thursday’s lesson, students were instructed to wear the VR Headsets, visit a location, and then use sensory words to describe the location to their classmates.

“We’ve done things before where you try to get students to imagine they’re somewhere, but now they actually get to go to a place and describe that,” TES fourth grade teacher Megan Barrett said. “It was amazing to see how they used the sensory words when they were describing the place. They didn’t even have to try it just came out because it was just so cool and they wanted to tell everyone what it looked like!

As students described their surroundings using sensory words such as “bright” and “colorful,” their classmates recorded the descriptions and tried to draw an image to match it.

Teachers throughout Louisa County Public Schools will be using the new headsets frequently throughout the year for a variety of lessons to help students engage with the content they are studying!

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