Augmented reality in education

Augmented Reality (AR) adds a new wow factor to a number of different sectors and has true potential in eduction. AR super imposes a graphic, video or auto onto the real time environment. AR systems superimpose graphics for every perspective and adjust to every movement of the user.Augmented realty is widely used in the retail sector at present and is the future of advertising and has great potential in education.

I have used a lot of AR Web tools to date all of which are free and have an excellent impact on student enjoyment, engagement and most importantly, learning. The AR sites that I have found to be most useful and provide a big impact on student engagement and learning can be seen below.

Anti Smoking: AR Lungs

Biology: Organs

This can be seen in action in the short video below.

I would love to here how you are using AR in your classroom. Please leave a comment with any suggestions or websites that you are using. Thank you!


About smarterlearning

Teacher of Science at Clevedon School. Apple Distinguished Educator.

Posted on November 10, 2011, in Apps, elearning and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. We are using Augmented Reality to make flash cards to teach kids about numbers, letters, animals and other areas:

  2. At Inspyro creative learning we have made a WW1 Active worksheet pack using AR with aurasma for the 100th Anniversary next year. It is being trialled in some schools at the moment. We are also working on some resources for the EYFS. I am also a lecturer on the primary PGCE at Uni of Mcr and some of our trainees found the AR resources amazing. I think that this is just the tip of the iceberg for educational uses.

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