Students, especially younger ones, can be very difficult for teachers to occupy in the classroom. Long lectures can leave them fidgeting at their desks and yawning through entire presentations, leaving the classroom with nothing having really sunk in. But what if there was a solution to make learning more engaging and easier to digest?
Used alongside traditional teaching methods, this article will describe just some of the ways spatial reality solutions will completely change the way you teach your students.
Make complicated ideas seem easy
The immersive, interactive nature of spatial reality portals visualises information in a whole new way, which traditional computer setups can’t even come close to. It can make even the most difficult ideas to explain, make complete sense! Chemistry becomes easier when you can hold a molecule and see how its bonds are created. Fractions become easier when you can interact with pie charts and graphs to understand their value.
A teacher could walk their students through Ancient Rome and explain how the Roman Empire traded with other countries using the Mediterranean Sea. With a portal, a student could explore trading routes from a ship’s deck, and then return to the classroom and explain why a port would be an important trading hub not just in Ancient Rome, but in the modern day as well.
Feed their curiosity
As we well know, children tend to be visual learners. They learn best when material is presented in a way that appeals to their senses. And when learning material is presented to them in a truly stimulating yet fun environment, they are more likely to want to learn. Spatial reality offers that opportunity for students to explore their subjects in a hands-on, visual way,
We learn best through experience
When things make sense to you, they stick. Not only would spatial reality make learning all the more engaging for even the least motivated students, but several studies have actually demonstrated that people generally memorise virtual reality applications better than environments merely presented through a traditional, two-dimensional medium.
A student who learns the fundamentals of human anatomy by observing detailed graphics in an immersive 360-degree experience will most likely score higher on an exam than one of the same academic level who reads about it in a textbook.