How to Transform Your Classroom With Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality is changing education. What started out as something that was simply “cool” has become a way to engage learners like never before. In fact, while I was first introduced to Augmented Reality through the Aurasma App, I never imagined that while walking through a trendy neighborhood in Washington D.C. this past summer, I would come across the first public interactive augmented reality mural dedicated to the life of the actor Paul Robeson. Designed by artist Corey L. Stowers, this mural allows viewers to scan and thus trigger images of his artwork with their mobile devices, accessing historical videos and original content that depict the life of the great athlete, performer, and civil rights activist. It was at this moment that I realized that Augmented Reality was a way to bring a new dimension to learning. What is “Augmented Reality”? How can I start using AR in my classroom? And why exactly should I start doing this? What are the best AR apps and resources out there?
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