Virtual reality in the West Bend-Mallard classroom

WEST BEND — A history lesson or a biology project is taking a different twist this year for West Bend-Mallard School District students.

The school district purchased 30 virtual reality goggles with the capability to attach phones to take a lesson a step further. The total virtual reality package, including software and equipment, cost the school district $9,500. The money was used from Palo Alto County gaming grants.

“It will open up a different avenue of learning,” said West Bend-Mallard School Superintendent Amanda Schmidt. “Kids are so into video games that it will just put them right there in these experiences.”


For more on this story, please see the Aug. 17 issue of Kossuth County Advance.


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