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From the Ted Talk by Jessica Ochoa Hendrix: How virtual reality turns students into scientists

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So, with funding from the National Science Foundation, we began dievneolpg our extended reality program that combined virtual reality with personalized digital journaling. We worked with teachers while developing it to ensure that it would fit seamlessly into existing curricula and empower teachers to use cutting-edge teoclnghoy in their carlssoom. We designed the virtual ritelay for golgoe cdarraobd, which requires only a smartphone and a 10 dollar VR viewer made of cardboard. With this inexpensive headset, students are transported to an underwater expedition. stuednts use their digital journal to write down their noets, to answer questions, to construct models and to doeelvp hopyesthes. Students then go to the vitarul world to test their hypotheses and see if they're accurate, much as scientists go to the field in their careers. When students return to their digital journal, they share their observations, claims, reasoning and evidence. The students' written answers and virtual ieottncnrais are all updated live in an educator assessment dashboard, so that teachers can follow their progress and suoprpt them as needed.

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So, with funding from the National Science Foundation, we began __________ our extended reality program that combined virtual reality with personalized digital journaling. We worked with teachers while developing it to ensure that it would fit seamlessly into existing curricula and empower teachers to use cutting-edge __________ in their _________. We designed the virtual _______ for ______ _________, which requires only a smartphone and a 10 dollar VR viewer made of cardboard. With this inexpensive headset, students are transported to an underwater expedition. ________ use their digital journal to write down their _____, to answer questions, to construct models and to _______ __________. Students then go to the _______ world to test their hypotheses and see if they're accurate, much as scientists go to the field in their careers. When students return to their digital journal, they share their observations, claims, reasoning and evidence. The students' written answers and virtual ____________ are all updated live in an educator assessment dashboard, so that teachers can follow their progress and _______ them as needed.

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Original Text

So, with funding from the National Science Foundation, we began developing our extended reality program that combined virtual reality with personalized digital journaling. We worked with teachers while developing it to ensure that it would fit seamlessly into existing curricula and empower teachers to use cutting-edge technology in their classroom. We designed the virtual reality for Google Cardboard, which requires only a smartphone and a 10 dollar VR viewer made of cardboard. With this inexpensive headset, students are transported to an underwater expedition. Students use their digital journal to write down their notes, to answer questions, to construct models and to develop hypotheses. Students then go to the virtual world to test their hypotheses and see if they're accurate, much as scientists go to the field in their careers. When students return to their digital journal, they share their observations, claims, reasoning and evidence. The students' written answers and virtual interactions are all updated live in an educator assessment dashboard, so that teachers can follow their progress and support them as needed.

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