Augmented Reality – The Coolest Instructional Technology You’ve Never Heard of?

By: Maria Politis

arrr“Educators are always looking for new ways to enhance learning and expand the horizons of students in an engaging and interactive way. Gone are the days when class plans were based around exercises from a text book. The world around us is changing rapidly and even preschool age children are becoming more proficient with different types of handheld devices like tablets.

These devices are an integral part of more classrooms every day and are being used to complete homework activities, present projects, upload assignments and participate in classroom collaborations. Many school systems around the world are starting to move into the world of BYOD – Bring Your Own Device, which means that the tech we use in the classroom needs to work across multiple devices and platforms.

Augmented Reality is an example of a technology that can make classroom learning more interactive and enriching. No longer solely the realm of sci-fi films there are now real, practical examples of Augmented Reality used in classrooms all over the world. The ability to overlay digital content and information onto the real world, using triggers like images and locations, opens up a world of rich learning opportunities.” To read further please click here:  http://www.emergingedtech.com/2014/04/augmented-reality-emerging-education-technology/

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