Virtual Reality

zSpace Updates Software with 250 New STEAM Lessons

zSpace, a company that provides virtual reality tools for education, has expanded its software offerings.

"The streamlined hardware and software platforms allows students from K-12 to medical school an amazing opportunity to manipulate virtual, 3D objects ranging from building circuitry to experimenting with gravity and learn concepts in science, technology, engineering and math," according to a news release.

The update includes more than 250 new science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) lesson plans aligned to the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Each one provides a realistic learning environment, opportunities for individualized learning and virtual images that can be manipulated with a stylus and many offer multi-sensory feedback.

"Students from all levels and backgrounds deserve to work with the latest technology," said Bobby Blount, superintendent at Cherokee County Schools, in a prepared statement. "As zSpace continues to develop its product, I'll continue to look for funding to pay for it. It encourages collaboration, teamwork, reinforces good communication, and at same time students are learning science."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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