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ERIC Number: EJ1121641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2374-7404
The Use of Virtual Reality Tools in the Reading-Language Arts Classroom
Pilgrim, J. Michael; Pilgrim, Jodi
Texas Journal of Literacy Education, v4 n2 p90-97 2016
This article presents virtual reality as a tool for classroom literacy instruction. Building on the traditional use of images as a way to scaffold prior knowledge, we extend this idea to share ways virtual reality enables experiential learning through field trip-like experiences. The use of technology tools such Google Street view, Google Expedition, and 3D glasses provides a way for teachers to engage students with content. For the reading/language arts teacher, virtual reality tools may provide an affordable way to support students through visual and experiential scaffolding.
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Language: English
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