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Students see the world, learn through virtual reality

Most of Glace’s students don’t have the opportunity to see much artwork, she explains, noting that she is always looking to use technology to help students gain a better understanding of the content she introduces.

“I try to find ways that connect my students with the artists and work we’re studying,” says Glace. “The Expeditions app could be a great tool for teachers to breathe new life into their classes and get students excited about the content.”

While virtual reality may come close, nothing will truly replace a real-time field trip. However, it was clear that students were excited about the Expeditions Explorers Program and its possibilities.

“I know it made an impact because the students didn’t want to leave for lunch,” said Aldridge. “They wanted to stay in the classroom to explore and to discuss the possibilities of the app.”

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About the author

Patrick Glace is the director of communications for Franklin County Schools.

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