A Classroom of the Mind

Computer technology that puts kids in a cartoon classroom may help them learn to pay attention.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM October 20, 2003

You're sitting at your desk. A teacher is writing on the chalkboard. A bus rumbles past the window. Kids are yelling in the playground outside. A paper airplane whizzes overhead. The school principal steps into the room, looks around, and walks out. A book falls off the desk next to you. Suddenly, the teacher hands you a pop quiz.

 

Don't panic! You aren't actually in school. You're in a "virtual classroom." Everything you see and hear is coming to you through a computer-operated display that y...

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