Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) is incorporating virtual reality technology into its curriculum to spark the interest of special needs students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and support their acquiring new, 21st century work skills.
Lifeliqe, a platform for interactive, educational 3D, virtual reality and augmented reality, today launched Lifeliqe Creator, a program that gives teachers the power to create and publish interactive presentations and e-books that integrate 3D models, rather than 2D images.
Windows Holographic, a Microsoft platform that allows the combination of virtual reality, holographic computing and real-world elements, is coming to various devices in the coming months, according to Microsoft. The expansion of this “mixed reality” platform, accessible through Windows 10, was announced last week by Microsoft Vice President Terry Myerson.
Maine Township High School District in Chicago is using virtualization to give teachers access to a consistent desktop environment from any device.
Shelton Public Schools in Connecticut has implemented Google Chromebox computers and 600 Chromebooks so staff and students can access Google Apps for Education and Windows-based applications through a virtual desktop interface.
The program helps students develop real-world skills in their chosen field and helps put their classroom learning into context.
Douglas Meade, director of information technology at York County School Division (VA), shares how a desktop virtualization initiative has enhanced mobility for students and teachers.
Judson Independent School District in Bexar County, TX has implemented a flash storage array to reduce login times for its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment.
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, which serves 33 K-12 districts in San Bernardino County, CA, has overhauled its technology infrastructure to support various initiatives, including the continued implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced online assessments.
Educational IT leaders should not be “trying to do the same thing you’ve always done for less money,” but instead “doing something you can’t do any other way,” according to Doug Meade, the director of information technology at York County School Division (VA).
- By Christopher Piehler