Local Elementary school uses Virtual Reality in classroom

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A handful of kindergartners from Central Elementary School in Madison County took a trip around the world today, and didn’t even have to leave the classroom. 

Central is one of only a handful of schools in our part of the country that use Virtual Reality to teach the youngest of students.

Today, teacher Jennifer Williams took them on a trip to Egypt.  However, she didn’t just show them what it might look like, but she also dressed the part so students could get a real-life experience.

This was the first time for most of these kindergartners to do virtual reality glasses and experience anything like this.

“The kids love it. The first time they get to use them they’re screaming with excitement. I have to make sure there’s not testing going on around me. Like today, they were still excited but my kids when they walked in this morning were like ‘oh we’re going somewhere with the VR headset.’ So they knew we were going to go somewhere,” Williams said. 

Students are wrapping up the school year in Madison County. According to Principal Alex Hughes, this is one of the best teaching tools his school has been given.  He says its a big hit and the kiddos seemed to back that up.  

 

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