AR is on the increase, and will soon be common place in Education. To get a great feel for AR, watch this very cool AR video, made from IKEA.
“Augmented Reality (AR) is a growing field of technology where real life is modified and enhanced by computer-generated sights and sounds. The most common use of AR can be seen through mobile apps. Point your device’s camera at something that the app recognizes, and it will generate a 3D animation or video superimposed over whatever is on your camera’s screen. The effect makes the computer-generated item appear like it’s really there.
Here are some of the iPad/iPhone apps that I would recommend, to get you started:
- For all the current Space Vehicles: Use the iPad app called Spacecraft 3D
- For storybook animation (Students can bring their storybooks alive!), try the App Zoo Burst
- For star gazing, use the app called Sky View (This one is fantastic!)
- To insert a dinosaur into your classroom, use the app AR Dinopark. But a T-Rex will cost you $0.99
- For full body anatomy, use the app Anatomy 4D
- For language translation, use the app called Word Lens, (if you hold your phone/ipad up to a road sign, or food menu, it will convert it to English) Lots of fun to play with this one!
- To place furniture in your room, Use the app Augment.
- For Zombie action, (They run up your driveway as you interact with them!), use Zombies Everywhere!
More examples of how the world can change!
Click on @Sarban's tweet to access the list of Top 30 Educational AR Apps:
Lastly, here are the AR targets that I used at the Jan 15 Engaging the Digital Learner evening!