This month has been an exciting time of growth and learning in the Immersive Classroom! The software is fully functioning and accessible for students to use. The Immersive Classroom was showcased on Mountain Brook Elementary’s annual Leadership Day. Parents, grandparents, and other members of the community had the opportunity to experience the innovative technology in action. The following are comments made by parents after observing the Immersive Classroom on Leadership Day:
"My daughter is very excited and motivated to explore the world in an interactive digital learning experience in the Immersive Room. The Immersive Room is an enjoyable and creative way of learning in today's digital age. The enjoyable multi-sensory Immersive Room is the perception of reality in a new way of digital learning." -Tena Ajlouny
"The room and the technology provides a collaborative learning experience for all students. As a parent, I appreciate the opportunity it gives and enables children, with different learning styles, to use many of their senses in a realistic, hands on approach to learning." -Hill Weathers
The children who have had the opportunity to experience lessons in the classroom have been not only engaged, but excited to learn. At this point, we have focused on writing, social skills, math and reading. We have also just played. The sensory benefits to our children are amazing!
Our tables, chairs and couch also arrived. They are comfortable and flexible for all types of learners.
Now that we have gotten our feet wet, our next steps are to customize activities within the pre-set programs based on our student’s IEP goals and needs. This will involve specialized training with representatives from the Immersive Software company, headquartered in the United Kingdom. Check back in before spring break in March for more Immersive Classroom developments. Thanks for being invested in the learning of our students!