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Aurasma: Augmented Reality for Your Classroom

Aurasma: Augmented Reality for Your Classroom
After weeks of comparing reviews and conducting trials in my classroom, I can say unreservedly that Aurasma offers the best augmented reality (AR) experience for classrooms of any iOS or Android app. The Aurasma app is more versatile and classroom-friendly than any AR app; it enables teachers to bring curriculum to life, turning almost any environment into a classroom or object into a lesson. Read on to find out why no app does augmented reality like Aurasma. Methodology I began my tests by downloading three augmented reality apps — Layar, Anatomy 4D, and Aurasma v. 3.4.0 — on my iPhone 6 and iPad. I also borrowed my husband’s Samsung Galaxy S5 for a few days to test the apps on an Android phone. Scores User-Friendliness (4/5) A helpful tutorial pops up immediately, providing prompts to walk you through what you need to know. Teaching (4/5) The pedagogical potential of Aurasma is limitless, as it allows students to add dimension to material through video, animations, and so on. Background

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Morfo + Aurasma = Augmented Reality Book Trailers Last week at the ACTEM conference I showed some folks possible uses for the Morfo 3D Faces app and the Aurasma iPad app. Morfo 3D Faces is an iPad app that you can use to create a talking picture of person’s face. You can take a picture of a person or you can take a picture of a picture of a person (for example, taking a picture of a picture of a person in a book). Once you’ve captured the picture you can customize the face by altering the eyes, mouth, and nose to move as you talk. After customizing the picture you can record yourself talking. Aurasma is a free app for iPads, iPhones, and Android devices.

Octagon Studio Ltd. Flashcards are no longer boring with Augmented Reality Cards. Animal4D+ Cards is a collection of 26 animals, ascending from A-Z. Download the Animal 4D+ App for free on the App Store and Google Play Store, scan the flashcards to witness the animals come to life in 4D and even feed the virtual monkey! The Animal 4D+ app brings you a new way of seeing animals in Augmented Reality. This gives you an unforgettable experience and will always leave a smile on the faces of children or even adults. Animal 4D+ gives you both interesting and informative facts about animals through A to Z: How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games Participatory games let students see archival footage of events that happened in the places where they stand. (Rosenfeld Media/Flickr) The buzz around games and learning has mostly focused on how educators can learn from game structure to create engaging learning experiences. Or else, educators are experimenting with video games meant to help students practice academic skills.

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!

Researchers develop augmented reality app, simulate injuries to instruct medical students Urs Albrecht, deputy director at the Germany-based Peter L Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, has developed an app that simulates injuries and health conditions for medical students. The app uses QR code-like technology to show a simulated medical issue using augmented reality through the medical student’s mobile device. Albrecht, who also works at the Department of Legal Medicine of Hannover Medical School, was trying to figure out how to create learning environments for medical students without breaking ethical codes. One such ethical code is letting medical students examine crime victims because the victims could suffer from re-traumatization if not treated properly. “Augmented reality was perfect for this project and we started to develop an AR app for the iPhone that presents forensic findings on the intact skin of the students,” Albrecht told MobiHealthNews in an email. He recently put the app through a small study of 10 third-year medical students.

Google Apps Script: Code Insert a Sheet A coffeeEDU is a one hour unconference style get together of educators. At a coffeeEDU I attended in Connecticut this week, the conversation turned to Google Apps Script. We did a really simple script to add a sheet to a Google Sheets spreadsheet. SCARLET (Special Collections using Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching) SCARLET Project Working with materials such as the world-renowned St. John’s fragment at The John Rylands Library, we’ve used AR to surround ancient manuscripts with digital content so that students and researchers can connect with supporting resources that help them to understand and interpret the texts. 9 Amazing Augmented Reality Apps for Teaching and Learning Augmented reality (AR) has evolved in recent years and its application in classrooms is limitless. Educators don’t need to feel overwhelmed when trying to introduce AR in their classroom because there are many great apps that don’t require a lot of knowledge in the field. There are useful apps for every subject and there are also apps that when a teacher is ready they can create their own AR targets. Augmented reality works well in schools because it brings close to real life experiences to the classrooms. It’s fascinating to see the faces of students when they have the opportunity to explore space, the human body, cells or chemistry elements. You appreciate how eager and engaged they become with some simple AR apps.

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