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The NEW Periodic Table of iOS Apps for AR and VR

The NEW Periodic Table of iOS Apps for AR and VR
One of the most exciting arenas for innovation in education with technology is that of augmented reality and virtual reality. I’ve been a fan of exploring how these types of apps can be used to support and enhance learning for a long time now. One of my first books on iBooks was an exploration of how we can use AR in the classroom. Things have moved on a fair amount in the four years since I published it. Now with the right hardware (you’ll need something pretty pokey), you can buy a HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift and really get into virtual reality and do some great things. One of my favourite apps for VR on a Vive or Oculus is still Google’s ‘Tilt Brush” in which you can construct some amazing sculptures and pieces of art all within virtual reality. When it comes to AR and VR on an iPad though things are a bit different. I didn’t do it alone this time either. We have broken them down into 8 separate categories: STEMCreativityGeographyStory TellingArtTeachingScienceHistory And finally… In "AR"

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Pennsylvania Contact Information Department of Education Visit I use edWeb for PD?Yes, edWeb was just approved by the PA DOE as of September 2018. We’ll be posting more details here soon. How can Pennsylvania educators use Online learning activities, such as edWebinars, can be used toward earning the required yearly professional development hours with the approval from your LEA. For more information about PD requirements, including the number of hours needed, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education Professional Education home page or call 717-772-4944. Collaborating with Teachers to Inspire Independent Learning The collaborative team from Scotts Ridge Middle School includes (L to R): Emily Shiller, library assistant; Janine Johnson, library media specialist; Charlsie Vanderrest, 7th-grade science teacher; Kim Moran, technology integrator; Kelly Hall, 7th-grade science teacher. Since arriving at Scotts Ridge Middle School five years ago, I have had the pleasure of working with many of the passionate and talented teachers in our building. What was once a quiet library has become a bustling center of creativity and innovation. We are encouraged by administrators who support risk taking and believe in our Library Learning Commons as a center of learning and creativity. In spring 2017, our team – seventh-grade science teachers Charlsie Vanderrest and Kelly Hall; my amazing assistant Emily Shiller; and tech integrator Kim Moran — worked for the better part of the fourth quarter on a truly collaborative, personalized unit. Planning began well before the fourth quarter.

Top 11 Free Augmented Reality (AR) iOS Apps for iPhone With the release of iOS 11, Apple introduced ARKit into to all iOS devices. ARKit allows developers to create augmented reality apps. Several AR apps have been released since the announcement. Many of those apps are useful for everyday tasks. Others are awesome games that are fun to play. Mixed Reality Brings New Life to K–12 Classrooms Among the emerging technologies hitting the K–12 sphere, virtual, augmented and mixed reality tools have garnered a lot of interest. Mixed reality has remarkable potential for the K–12 classroom. Here is a tool that lets students explore the molten core of our planet or get deep in the anatomy of a frog without ever picking up a scalpel — all with the click of a button.

HTC Vive on Steam About This Hardware VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform developed by HTC and Valve for total immersion in virtual worlds. Using a headset and wireless controllers in each hand, you can now explore and interact with VR experiences, apps and games that blur the line between imagination and reality. Breathtaking visual experiences are provided by a headset that features a 110° field of view and 32 sensors for precise tracking for total immersion. The 2160 x 1200 resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate deliver detailed graphics and lifelike motion for smooth gameplay and realistic movement.

Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality - Augment News One of the biggest confusions in the world of augmented reality is the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality. Both are earning a lot of media attention and are promising tremendous growth. So what is the difference between virtual reality vs. augmented reality? What is Virtual Reality? How can cubes made of paper help teach particle physics? Particle physics and the accelerators used to study the field, have been, for decades, a complex topic that most people avoid. But as accelerators are being used more and more for outside of high-energy physics (from cancer treatment to developing new materials) a new augmented reality app – AcceleratAR – hopes to change this by simplifying the topic to make it more approachable and easier to comprehend for the general public. The app was launched by the University of Liverpool at the international Future Circular Collider (FCC) collaboration meeting in Berlin – and works with a series of paper cubes, each one with a different pattern design. When the user views the cubes through the camera of a smartphone or tablet with the acceleratAR app, each one turns into a different element of a particle accelerator; a particle source, a radiofrequency cavity to accelerate the particles and different types of magnets to bend and focus the particles into a circular beam.

Introducing Wikitude SDK 8 - Wikitude The newest version of the Wikitude AR development platform is out! Equipped with the largest variety of augmented reality features on the market, Wikitude SDK 8.0 is the go-to tool for developers and businesses that wish to create endless AR possibilities and solutions. Wikitude SDK 8 introduces Scene Recognition, Instant Targets, Unity Live Preview, Windows Support, Extended Object Tracking and even more improvements in stability and performance. The final version of SDK 8 is now available for developers on the download page. Continue reading below to explore the new features and advancements of SDK 8 or access Wikitude CTO Philipp Nagele’s article for an in-depth technical review.