A Seattle-based company has selected Jasper County Schools to be the test market for a new app it designed which uses virtual reality to encourage reading.
Peeka plans to launch its virtual reality reading app nationwide early next year. But students in Jasper County get to try it out first.
“We’re focused on building high-quality virtual reality reading experiences for kids so they can really feel like they’re jumping into the pages of books,” Vice President of Marketing Hunter Stutsman said.
He said the app has two benefits: motivating kids and helping with their comprehension and retention. Peeka has been working with researchers at the University of Washington to investigate virtual reality platforms for reading.
“The impact of that virtual reality in a reading setting has been dramatic,” Stutsman said. [Read more…]