Another example of Daqri’s 4D technology is shown in their recently funded Kickstarter campaign Elements 4D. Elements 4D lets you interact with elements of the periodic table using beautifully crafted cubes. This application will allow students to view various modes to deepen learning.
FREE App (upgraded version cost $1.99)
AR Flashcards is a FREE educational app primarily designed for your little ones (Pre-K, Kinder and 1st). You can download the app free from an App store, then you’ll need to go to the AR Flashcards website and print out the cards. (Word of Advice: The cards must be printed out in color and we advise not to laminate them because the laminating paper causes a glare which sometimes doesn’t allow the cards to work).
AR Flashcards: Space
NASA 3D Spacecraft
NASA 3D Spacecraft is an interactive augmented reality app that allows for students to use 1 trigger image or marker to explore an abundance of spacecrafts! The benefit to have only 1 trigger image is multiple students can interact with a different spacecraft at the same time. This app give students an amazing opportunity to explore how NASA learns about the Solar System.
TRACLabs Atlas AR by FuelFX
Fetch! Lunch Rush! by PBS Kids
This fun app uses augmented reality to engage students in solving addition and subtraction problems. Each math problem is timed challenging the students to increase their quick recall of addition and subtraction facts. This is an iPhone app but still works well on the iPad. Our students loved this game and can be used from 1 student - 4 students.
Planets! (Coming Very Soon!)
Planets! will allow students a learning experience like never before. It creates a new and engaging way to explore our Solar System. This mind blowing app brings a new depth to learning with cut away views of each planet including detailed information of each layer.
Now you may be reading some of these and thinking “wow those are some pretty amazing tools, but how can I actually use these in my classroom in meaningful ways?” Well that’s what we’re writing about next week! Our post next week will be all about using Augmented Reality in Education! Stay tuned, and in the meantime go out and play with some of the tools above, and don’t be alarmed if you start to feel like a giddy little kid again!