There are a lot of math concepts that are hard to teach in a traditional classroom. One concept that Benilde-St. Margaret teachers John Groess and Max Johnson identified as a place they could use a virtual environment effective was working with geometric shapes. Teaching about volume, edges, faces, and other three dimentional concepts are tough when teaching tools are build for a 2D world. They worked with REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory to build a lesson in VR that students worked in teams to complete. When they were done, they used geometric shapes and their new VR skills to create a virtual castle and it's in exploring geometry in a virtual world on their own that the concepts they learned really took hold.
If you want to learn more or find out how VR can be used for your class or field trips, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Groess even got a chance to experience some VR for himself.
Some of the most impactful work we do at REM5 Virtual Reality is with seniors. This is a story of one night at REM5 that we'll never forget:
This story isn't an isolated experience for us at REM5. For example, a group from TowerLight Senior Living visited recently. We had some skeptical visitors to start, but after a few minutes we found one guest lost in her experience swimming with dolphins and another reminiscing during a virtual tour of the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, MN. Virtual reality can be a way to transport through space and time and there's no age limit to where the technology can have an impact.