The West Hempstead School District recently added zSpace to its growing list of 21st century resources.
During the last few weeks, teachers have been trained on using the hardware and the web-based site that offers an array of lessons and activities in mostly all content areas and for all grades. zSpace incorporates virtual/augmented reality to display engaging images that are seen in 3D. With the help of a stylus, tracking glasses, and a combination of sensors, students can manipulate images by, for example, enlarging them, dissecting them, or completing a specific task. zSpace allows learners to do things that would otherwise be impossible to achieve in a traditional classroom. For example, students can maneuver a camera inside a heart to view the inner chambers.
“Watching the expression of our students using zSpace was priceless,” said Joe Cangemi, the district’s STEM director. “They were in awe over what they were learning, and they just wanted more. This is just one out of many reasons that make the West Hempstead School District a premiere educational learning facility that offers students endless pathways to learning.”