As we face a new year with a new president, Newsletter Editor Ariana Fine looked back on 2016 to consider the biggest and most influential stories in K12 education.
Exciting students about learning is the No. 1 reason schools are experimenting with virtual reality.
It's a rapidly advancing technology the most district expect to use in the near future.
Other benefits educators have cited?
It reduces the costs of field trips and encourages creativity.
Using tablets, apps and YouTube videos, students at a Minnesota elementary school have added new virtual elements to paintings and other artwork, so their masterpieces include videos that not only get them engaged, but also help them better understand ideas behind the art itself.
Students can step inside an astronaut’s’ boots to experience life and research onboard the international space station with online science courses offered by the Virtual High School, which supplements public school instruction.