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Encouraging Engagement with Augmented Reality

by Patricia Brown

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How to Transform Your Classroom With Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR) content can be accessed by scanning or viewing a trigger image with a mobile device that creates a subsequent action. This action can be a video, another image, 3D Animations, Games, QR code, or whatever you want it to be.

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Apps and Resources to Help You Dive Into Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) can unlock the everyday world, suggests this article. It’s decidedly Harry Potter-esque; scan an image with your mobile device and watch it come to life. The applications in education are just beginning to be explored, but it seems obvious that AR may provide the means to better engage students in content discovery. How can you learn more about the opportunities and potential?

One useful first step can be engaging with AR yourself, as this columnist did. In this article she provides a list of some apps and resources that can provide a sense of the various applications made possible through this technology.

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