Canton, Ga. -- Students at a middle school in Georgia’s Cherokee County are the first in the state to use zSpace, an immersive, virtual reality technology that allows students to learn STEM subjects using 3D, virtual-holographic images that they can move and manipulate.
Last year, nearly 1,000 students at Teasley Middle School, a Title I school (school with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families) completed their first school year using zSpace.
At Teasley, 14 zSpace virtual reality stations are set up as a zSpace STEM lab. Each station accommodates two to three students. One student lifts, turns or takes apart virtual-holographic objects using an interactive stylus. The other students make observations and record data. All three students wear custom 3D glasses to create a communal virtual reality experience. Students can also watch the teacher or another student demonstrate their work on a SMART LED panel.