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Good Afternoon Parents and Families!
Tomorrow I am bringing in a virtual reality headset for the students to try out. We will be using simulations to practice our oral and descriptive language skills, as well as some limited interactive features that incorporate logical reasoning skills. I am very excited to share this ground-breaking technology with the students, as it is a fun and engaging way to incorporate technology and engineering design into our learning environment. I have already explained the rules for using the equipment to the students, and they will be closely monitored by me and my para, Mrs. Perry, to ensure that they are safe, as they will be unable to see the classroom with the headset on. The biggest health concern with the VR headset is bumping into objects while wearing it; don't worry, I'll be spotting the students!
I have chosen specific games and simulations that limit the amount of motion required and have very limited (if any) flashing lights. Additionally, the frames per second with the Play Station 4's headset are 90 or higher, which largely eliminates strobing or image stuttering (the two primary issues that may induce seizures when playing video games). If your child has issues with motion sickness, epilepsy or other health problems associated with playing video games and you would prefer that they not put the headset on, please let me know.
If you would like more information, please email me; I am happy to discuss it with you.