Virtual Reality: An Innovative Vision for Education

Many of us recall the old Victorian era stereoscopes and View Masters of prior decades. Still images right before our eyes literally provided us with an up-close examination of an old cowboy sitting on his horse or zoo animals feeding in captivity. The images caught our attention and gave us reason to explore every detail of the pictures before us.

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3 Ways to Make This School Year Safer Than Ever

Keeping staff and students safe can be like a gray cloud always looming. As an administrator, certain questions might start to stack up as you think about this school year: How can I train staff and educate students effectively while checking all the boxes of state-mandated compliance? How can I track student behavior closely enough to see patterns and respond to warning signs? How can I handle the inevitable incidents that may happen — and avoid as many as possible?

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How Safety at School is Being Put into Practice

Last year was the deadliest on record for school shootings — at least 83 died or were injured in active-shooter incidents, according to USA Today. Since Columbine, at least 228,000 students have been exposed to gun violence at school. State lawmakers and school districts across the country are increasingly focused on student safety, including a number of new laws and policies taking effect this school year. Whether the discussion involves using technology, adding staff, partnering with law enforcement, or developing training programs to address safety at school, states and schools are collectively taking a national responsibility for safer education and putting what they’ve learned to good use through new laws and policies. Let’s have a look at what some of the individual states are doing to support student safety.

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Run. Hide. Fight

Run. Hide. Fight is a popular active shooter preparedness system many schools throughout the United States use to train their students and staff in an active shooter situation.

Run. Hide. Fight, in a slightly modified form, is a highly effective program for K-12 schools.

Here are just a few reasons why the program works so well:

 

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