Ideas on How to Incorporate Augmented Reality in Your Classroom...

Ideas on How to Incorporate Augmented Reality in Your Classroom...

Augmented reality is quickly becoming recognized as an engage tool to use in the classroom. However, as we often see with new ed tech, it’s not just a matter of having the tools available and knowing how to work the devices involved. It’s about knowing how a this tool can actually enrich the learning experience, and where, when and how to include it.

Feel free to reach out to me if you need help incorporating augmented reality in your lessons.  You can contact me via Twitter - @katieann_76 or my website - www.katieannwilson.com.




Augmented reality can be used to:

  • Include audio or video description of printed instructions, for learners who process better when something is read aloud or demonstrated visually.  Some kids just do better if they see or hear the instructions.
  • Use augmented activities for differentiated instruction, reinforcement, & or enhancement. 
  • Link lessons to 3D models or 360 environments of real places being read about in basic text or stories.
  • Present 3D models or images of artwork in visual art class.  Bring the Smithsonian Institution, the Le Louvre, or even the Acropolis Museum to your students.
  • Work in audio and or video clips of music on worksheets in a music class or to help kids learn a play.
  • Provide hints, tips for quizzes or a interactive review before a quiz.
  • Send home video or pictures of student presentations in class or school newsletters.
  • Bring science lessons to life with 3D models of chemical bonds, cell structure, or planetary orbits.  Let the kids hold the universe in their hands.
  • Bring history to life with 3D models or video clips about important buildings and landmarks or even a 360 environment.  Let kids walk around inside a pyramid.
  • Send surprise messages or encouragement to students to remind them that they matter. Each student could have their own AR trigger and the content can be changed to customize verbal or video feedback.

Join the Augmented Reality for Education community.  With in the community you can find augmented lessons, resources, and even ask for help.  We also have a weekly Google Hangout every Wed. at 7pm central where you can join in, ask questions, and get ideas.  On the 2nd & 4th Thur. of every month we have a Twitter Chat #AR4Learning where you can join in on the conversation. 





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