New technology awaits Florence One students

New technology awaits Florence One students

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - One school district is pushing efforts to stay ahead of the curve and make sure every opportunity is at students' fingertips.

It's called the Zspace and it's the first virtual reality classroom.

Coming this school year, students at Royall Elementary School will learn using its technology.

"Children will be able to interact with a stylus and will be able to actually simulate the dissection of a heart. They can also look at the metamorphosis of a butterfly," Principal Julie Smith said.

Royall Elementary is the only school in the region that will be providing the state-of-the-art technology to the classroom.

Right now, the program is being used by 250 school districts, universities and medical schools.

Come this fall, monitors will allow students to actually feel like they are holding whatever they are working on.

An advantage to the program is there are no messes to clean up.

"For us, we believe that this program fits perfectly with our efforts so that kids work together and that they are engaged in what they are doing," Smith said.

The school paid $21,000 for the program.

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