Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning. Editor's Note: Drew Minock, who co-wrote this piece, is an elementary teacher, co-founder of the popular education blog Two Guys and Some IPads, and is one of the voices on "The Two Guys Show" podcast.
Imagine living in the magical world of Harry Potter, where the school hallways are lined with paintings that are alive and interactive. Now imagine creating an atmosphere like that for your students. Augmented Reality (AR) allows educators and students to do just that: unlock or create layers of digital information on top of the physical world that can be viewed through an Android or iOS device. Most people who interact with AR for the first time have a mind-blowing experience but fail to consider classroom applications.
In our elementary school classrooms, we use AR to create active learning experiences hitherto inconceivable, and in the process redefine the learning space! Classroom Applications Not Just Another Fad There are endless ideas and possibilities for using AR. How Augmented Reality Works. Video games have been entertaining us for nearly 30 years, ever since Pong was introduced to arcades in the early 1970s.
Computer graphics have become much more sophisticated since then, and game graphics are pushing the barriers of photorealism. Now, researchers and engineers are pulling graphics out of your television screen or computer display and integrating them into real-world environments. This new technology, called augmented reality, blurs the line between what's real and what's computer-generated by enhancing what we see, hear, feel and smell. On the spectrum between virtual reality, which creates immersive, computer-generated environments, and the real world, augmented reality is closer to the real world.
Augmented reality adds graphics, sounds, haptic feedback and smell to the natural world as it exists. Augmented reality is changing the way we view the world -- or at least the way its users see the world. Augmented Reality. How Augmented Reality Works. Pokémon Go Brings Augmented Reality to a Mass Audience. Pokémon, a hybrid of the words “pocket” and “monsters,” belongs to the Pokémon Company, which is partly owned by Nintendo, the Japanese game pioneer, which has struggled to adapt to the era of gaming on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
In the cartoon, Pokémon trainers use characters to battle each other for sport. The uptake of Pokémon Go, which is so far available only in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, has been so furious that it sent Nintendo’s market capitalization soaring $9 billion in the last few days. Pokémon Go, though, is actually the work of a start-up, Niantic Inc., which was created inside Google and spun out of the company last year. Niantic’s first game, a science-fiction conspiracy thriller called Ingress, was made possible by Google’s digital mapping service. About 15 million users have downloaded Ingress, and there are a little over one million active players a month, said John Hanke, Niantic’s chief executive. Photo Correction: July 11, 2016. Augment: Enterprise Augmented Reality Platform.
40 Best Augmented Reality iPhone Applications. Augmented reality is one of the most exciting technologies around.
If you have watched some of those modern Hollywood movies, you have probably seen how our world would look like 20-30 years from now. Who knows when augmented applications become mainstream but they are already making their way to the iPhone platform. Augmented reality is the future but thanks to these augmented reality apps for iPhone, you can experience the future today: Golfscape GPS Rangefinder: an augmented reality range finder for Golf lovers. It covers 35K+ courses. New York Nearest Places: lets you explore New York like never before. DanKam for iPhone: an augmented reality application for those who are suffering from color-blindness. SpyGlass: turns your iPhone into a spyglass. Theodolite: a cool little app that acts as your compass, GPS, map, and two-axis inclinometer. Panoramascope: this cool app gives you information about your surroundings (mountains, their names, and …). ARDefender: into playing games much? Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality & Mobile Apps.