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Following positive feedback, McAllen school district pushes for more 3D technology

Using a stylus pen and special glasses, students at McAllen High School took a peek inside a working human heart.

Using a stylus pen and special glasses, students at McAllen High School took a peek inside a working human heart.

The heart was a 3D computer image that students saw inside the Z-Space virtual classroom.

Teachers took turns taking their students inside the virtual lab Wednesday morning. Biology teacher Andrea Vera told CBS 4 that technology helps her students get a better grasp of the concepts they learn in class.

"There's a lot of students who work in the class but I don't really see if they're understanding everything because they're just writing notes and looking at slides," said Vera. "There you could see them twisting the heart around, and asking 'ok, what else can we do?'"

The McAllen school district brought the mobile classroom to the high school as a push to incorporate more technology into science learning.

District officials say that the positive feedback from students and teachers enforced their idea of pushing more 3D technology in classrooms. They plan to incorporate the technology more in the future so that it is readily available to students and teachers.

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