As i wrote here I use VR in the classroom from time to time, i work in Primary ESL so its rare we use it to travel back and walk the streets of Rome while doing a project on the advances in sanitation of the Roman era or anything, but i see no reason why it cant be used to inspire and motivate students of all ages.
Students are unlikely to remember the test they were set 10 years ago, but they are definitely going to remember the time they turned round in a chair in a classroom and came face to face with a dinosaur.
That was nearly four years ago. I still use it for exactly those reasons.
I can’t remember when i exactly started wanting to do something different, but i remember when i decided to do something about it. It was watching as my class sat quietly and did worksheets in my lessons on a Friday,