As I mentioned in “Trends for Education in the 2013-2014 School Year,” augmented reality is going to be big in education. Really big. It has the potential to allow students to experience learning in so many different ways. For kids who do not learn best by reading or listening to lectures, augmented reality could definitely be the key to engaging them. This is why I recently started a Flipboard magazine called, “Augmented Reality for Education.” A prime example of the ripple effect of Augmented Reality was yesterday’s post about the ColAR app and International Dot Day.
Aurasma is another free app that can be used to create augmented reality experiences for your students. You can see an example of how I used it for a presentation for teachers in Monday’s post, but the real power of AR is when it’s placed in the hands of the kids. If you have not tried Aurasma before, you can find some excellent introductory resources here and here. You can also find a list of my own posts on Aurasma here.
I recently found a couple of great example of Aurasma being used with students, and shared them on my Flipboard magazine. But, since there are only about 20 people currently subscribed to that magazine 😉 I thought I should share them here, too.
The first video, which you can find here if the embedded version does not work, shows how Aurasma could be used to help a student with a standard worksheet when the teacher is not readily available.
The second video, which is located here, shows how a music classroom can be brought to life using 2-dimensional photos.