As recently as the 2016-2017 school year, nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of schools responding to a survey said they have tested virtual reality solutions, and while that number could certainly be higher, it's an indication that the technology is expanding.

These days, virtual reality has moved from a hypothetical in vintage sci-fi movies to a legitimate learning tool that, when used correctly, helps students increase both engagement and achievement.

That same survey also noted that almost two-thirds of schools said they are somewhat unsure or not sure their IT infrastructure can currently support virtual reality technology, and some schools also...

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