Julio pets the stegosaurus | Joanne

Jada Ikharo, a fifth grader at Lincoln Elementary in Manteca, gets a virtual-reality lesson from Mark Andersen, co-founder of Lifeliqe.

Virtual-reality technology is helping students understand science, writes Carolyn Jones on EdSource.

The technology is “extraordinarily helpful,” said Tammy Dunbar, a 5th-grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Manteca in San Joaquin County. “Is it the future? It has to be.”

In Dunbar’s class, students use a computer application called Lifeliqe (pronounced “lifelike”) that includes more than 1,000 3-D images of plants, animals and natural features…

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