Educational Technology

September 17, 2010

3-D equipment gives school lessons an added dimension

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:28 am

By JEFFREY WEISS / The Dallas Morning News


The kids were responding to a relatively new kind of technology just starting to filter into North Texas classrooms: a 3-D projection system, coupled with interactive, computer-driven content. In her class at Richardson ISD’s Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet elementary school, Johnson was teaching a lesson about the human senses. Down the hall, Brittany Russo gave her third-grade class a tour of the solar system. The sun, planets and asteroids spun gently like an animated chandelier. Russo “grabbed” a comet and took the class on a virtual ride though an orbit, all the while engaging her students in a spirited question-and-answer session. Both teachers were part of a pilot program coordinated last school year by DLP, a division of Texas Instruments that produces hardware for this kind of 3-D projection. This week, both teachers welcomed the technology back into their classrooms.

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