High-Tech Learning Hits N.J. High School In Form Of ‘Virtual Classrooms’

CBS New York

NEW MILFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — At one New Jersey high school it’s all about thinking outside the box.

New Milford High is going super high-tech with 3-D « virtual classrooms.”

On Friday, CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu was on hand to witness students learning chemistry in a whole new way. First of all, everyone with a headset on could verbally communicate with other students throughout the school.

“This is my headset where I can talk to different people, so they don’t need to be right next to me for me to hear,” 10th grader Angie Bellanich demonstrated.

As part of the learning experience, each student creates his or her own avatar that features their likeness. Bellanich showed Hsu her avatar, « the Real Angie,” and how she could change it up any time she wanted.

« Then I can change the hair color and hair style, » she said.

As the presentation continued, the…

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