EdTech is changing the way students are learning and teachers are teaching. Through use of augmented reality, students perform better, are more motivated to learn, engage in materials, and have a more positive attitude. According to an infographic by New Jersey Institute of Technology, dedicated augmented reality devices is expected to reach $659.98 million by 2018.
Here are some emerging classroom applications:
- Homework Mini-Lessons: When students are struggling with homework, they can scan the page of their homework and a video appears of their teacher helping solve the problem.
- Book Reviews: When a student finishes a book, they can record themselves giving a brief review of the novel and attach the video to the book. Anyone can scan the cover of the book and access the review.
- Yearbooks: School yearbooks can be enhanced with video profiles, sports highlights, concert footage, and more.
- Word Walls: Students can record themselves providing definitions to vocabulary words on a word wall. Peers can use an AR app to make students appear on the screen, telling them the definition.
- Lab Safety: Educators put images around the lab that activate media when scanned by an AR-enabled device so students can scan the images and learn about the safety procedures and protocols for the lab equipment.
- Sign Language Flashcards: Vocabulary cards can contain a video to teach students how to sign a word or phrase.
Through augmented reality, educators can transform their teaching methods to help students learn more effectively. Share your thoughts on augmented reality in the comments below.