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Little Red School will impliment 3D virtual learning classrooms to teach STEAM curriculum

Posted at 5:25 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 21:21:50-04

3D technology is becoming a new method for teaching students STEAM education. 

zSpace found a way to transform a classroom environment into a virtual learning experience for elementary through college students. 



The company's main goal is to engage students in curriculum, and help students be more interactive and collaborate with with their peers. 

One superintendent says that students want to use technology to learn.

"You bring something that they are used to doing at home and being able to be more of a learning game kind of procedure for them," said Kathy Romero, a Superintendent/Principal at Santa Cruz Elementary District 28 or Little Red School. "They will also learn more intensely if they are able to do it hands on."

A company representative explained when students use this technology, it is like second nature to them.

"You compare a 2D and a 3D... you look at a picture of a heart and you see a heart coming out of the screen, they really grasp it better and they really understand the concepts better," said Thessa Monaco, zSpace's Sale Director. 

Monaco says more jobs are STEM based and this type of learning is the future. 



zSpace is in over 400 school districts across the country and each monitor costs $3,300.

Last year this type of learning was introduced to Arizona and in three weeks it will be the first in Southern Arizona at Santa Cruz Elementary District 28.