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Augmented Reality is one of the most interesting and exciting tools emerging in the academic world today.
Here are a handful of videos showing many fun, engaging ways in which educators and students are using this powerful digital technology.
Shaw Wood Primary School use Aurasma throughout the school, and it has been adopted by teachers, parents and pupils alike.
Here a student from Mashpee High School introduces numerous 3D designs that students there made and combined with Augmented Reality to demonstrate.
Chemistry AR allows students to learn the interaction of the different elements of the periodic table in a totally cool way!
Educator Adam Newman shares AugThat!, an AR application he created to “change the way our students learn and expand their imagination”.
Several teachers discuss how augmented reality activity sheets and other AR constructs can truly engage, excite, and differentiate instruction of every child.
Last, we see zSpace, an amazing new tool set using AR to 3D render images in school labs:
So there you have it, a quick look at the exciting possibilities or Augmented Reality in the educational setting!
To gets hands-on with AR yourself right now, give Aurasma a try. It's free for iOS and Android devices. After you download it, open it and allow the app to use your camera, then go to this page and scroll down and use the painting “aura” to see it in action – note that you don't have to create an account to do this, just click ‘skip' when prompted to do so. Pretty cool right?