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Virtual Reality Now Available for BCS Teachers

The Bradley County Schools Technology Department recently purchased a set of thirty ClassVR virtual reality headsets. These devices are standalone headsets that allow teachers to take their students on virtual reality tours across the globe. All content is managed through the ClassVR website. Teachers can log in to view premade tours, create custom tours, and even upload their own images and videos.

Tours created by ClassVR include curriculum guides and worksheets to help facilitate learning. Once a teacher is ready to begin their VR lesson, they simply click a button and the media is sent to all headsets. During a tour, teachers can direct their student’s attention to a specific location inside the current image or video.

Teachers interested in using the ClassVR devices can make a reservation by submitting an instructional technology coach ticket through the BCS technology website. A tech coach will contact you concerning a time to bring out the devices and train you on how they are used. Tech coaches can also come to your classroom to help co-teach your lesson!

You can find additional information about virtual reality in the classroom by visiting the ClassVR website.

About the author

Colby Burris

Colby is a product of Bradley County Schools and spent 17 years teaching instrumental music at Walker Valley High School before becoming a tech coach in January of 2019. He is a Google Certified Educator Level 2 and an Apple Teacher. Colby specializes in audio, video, and graphic media creation and integration.

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