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A recent rally at the capitol provided the opportunity for EducationNC’s first foray into immersive 360-degree reporting. 

Last week, a group of parents, teachers, and concerned citizens held a rally in support of House Bill 13. House Bill 13 is legislation passed by the House and being taken up by a Senate education committee tonight that would loosen restrictions on class size passed by the General Assembly during the 2016 short session. 

Some school districts says the restrictions are creating budget shortfalls necessary to increase teaching and build capacity and could result in the laying off of teacher assistants and extracurricular teachers. 

To learn about the class size restrictions follow our coverage of the building capacity issue as well as an explanation of the history of class size requirements. 

Watch a portion of the rally in 3-D (Directions for devices below). 

iPhone and other smartphones

  • Click on the video using Safari (recommended) with an iPhone to open
  • A popup at the top will ask if you want to open the video in the YouTube app (if you have the app installed).
  • Click open and the video will launch in 360 degree mode where you can scroll around the video.
  • If you click the icon to enable virtual reality, you can attach the phone to a VR headset and view it. 

On a PC desktop or laptop running Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Opera Browsers)

  • Click on the video above, or use the link to YouTube.
  • Press play and you have the ability to scroll around the video 360 degrees either by watching the videos included above or by going to YouTube. 

Macs (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Opera Browsers)

  • Click on the video above, or use the link to YouTube.
  • Press play and you have the ability to scroll around the video 360 degrees either by watching the videos included above or by going to YouTube. 
  • Noe: If you watch the video using Safari, you will not be able to access VR or 360 degree scrolling mode. 

iPad

  • In Safari, you can open the video and a popup will ask you if you want to view in YouTube app. If you do so, you can view in 360 degree mode or click the VR button for use with a VR viewer. We recommend iPad users view in Safari. 
  • Using Google Chrome, the videos will play in the article but without 360 degree scrolling. There is no YouTube button to take you to YouTube. 

If you have difficulty using VR or 360-degree mode on the videos above:

We would love your feedback on what works and what doesn’t as EdNC moves forward with immersive reporting and storytelling. Please email reporter Alex Granados at agranados@ednc.org for suggestions, questions or troubleshooting. 

Alex Granados

Alex Granados is senior reporter for EducationNC.