20 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in Education Second Life proved an incredibly valuable tool for educators hoping to reach a broad audience — or offering even more ways to learn for their own bands of students. Augmented Reality Development Lab: Affiliated with Google, Microsoft, and Logitech, the Augmented Reality Development Lab run by Digital Tech Frontier seeks to draw up projects that entertain as well as educate. The very core goal of the ARDL involves creating interactive, three-dimensional objects for studying purposes. Reliving the Revolution: Karen Schrier harnessed GPS and Pocket PCs to bring the Battle of Lexington to her students through the Reliving the Revolution game, an AR experiment exploring some of the mysteries still shrouding the event — like who shot first! Players assume different historical roles and walk through everything on a real-life map of the Massachusetts city. FETCH!
Aurasma and ChatterPix: A fun way to bring photos to life with augmented reality! I recently discovered the ChatterPix app (FREE) by Duck Duck Moose and instantly knew I wanted to use it to make photos of my students come to life. When I showed it to the kids, they thought it was absolutely hilarious! Here is Duck Duck Moose’s video which illustrates how it works: In Science, my class has been investigating paper and its properties. One of these invesigations involved writing on two different types of paper and then talking about which was easier/harder to write on and why. I decided to have the kids take photos of each other and then use ChatterPix to add their voices to the photos explaining their observations.
Download « Algodoo Algodoo is now available as a free download. If you want to support the development of Algodoo you can donate via PayPal below. You can also purchase it from the App Store with all its benefits. Teachers Guide to Using QR Codes in Classroom To use QR Codes in your classroom you need the following: Mobile devices with QR code readers/scanners installed QR code generators to create QR codes to share with students. Based on our previous reviews of numerous QR Code generators and readers, the ones below are what we would highly recommend for teachers. They are simple, free and easy to use. QR Generators: QR Code generators for the web: 10 reasons to choose Sway as a tool for creating content in the classroom Innovation in the field of education cannot be limited to introducing ICT to the students just by using a digital presentation created by a teacher. If we want to go a step further, we should stop promoting passive learning. Students must stop being a co-driver, and become the driver and take charge of their learning.
How Integrating Physical Art Into Digital Creations Expands Creativity Students in Cathy Hunt’s art classes are constantly blurring the lines between physically created art and digital creations. In one project, students created fish out of clay using old pinch-potting techniques. But the project didn’t stop there. They then took photos of their creations and used digital tools to paint on the photos, adding color and design without fear that an unknown glaze would ruin their vision. Once they designed their fish, they developed a storyline featuring their creations for a stop motion animation created by the whole group. When the project was completed students had artfully blended the physical world with the digital one, using the best of both, and creating a finished product that can be put online and shared with the world.
QR Codes in the Classroom QR (Quick Reader) Codes are like bar codes to quickly connect you to text, websites, audio clips, videos, etc.QR Code Reader The device will need a QR Code Reader. My current favorite is still i-Nigma because I've found that audiences typically do not need to leave their seats to scan the QR Code from the screen I'm presenting from, while other readers have not been as reliable. There are also QR Code Readers for Chromebooks and other devices that have cameras. How to Insert Videos Into Google Forms Not less than ten minutes after I completed my guide to Creating and Grading Quizzes With Google Forms Google released a major update to Google Forms. There were actually four new features added to Google Forms this afternoon. The best new feature is that you can now create Google Forms that include videos.
Tech Tips for Teachers: 3 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom Although QR codes have long since lost their shiny, new glow, the technology hasn’t lost its value in education. The rise of one-to-one computing and bring-your-own-device programs in K–12 schools means students access digital learning tools more than ever before. And QR codes, which launch websites with the click of a button, make it so students can spend more time learning and less time typing out complicated URLs. Here are three specific uses for QR codes in the classroom, curated from educators around the web: 1.