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Wednesday, February 6 • 8:00am - 9:30am
How to use Augmented Reality in class

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Have you ever played Pokémon Go? You have probably heard about it if you haven’t actually tried it out for yourself. Apart from cute Pokémons, one of the reasons this game is sensational is because it involves Augmented Reality (AR), which is a digital layer that can be seen on top of the real world through your mobile device, which is super fun.

Examples of AR use in the classroom:
Discovery – geolocated or target-based information
Skills Training – technical and mechanical applications
Spatial Learning – anatomy lessons, architectural models
Impossible Interactions – spinning molecules, brain surgery, interstellar flight
Engaging Reading Experiences – pop-up books of the future

1. You use an app on your device to interact with digital layers. The app uses your phone camera to show the real world to you, behind the additional digital layer of information.
2. In addition to apps like Pokémon Go, there are AR browser Apps for your mobile device similar to web browsers like Safari, Chrome and Firefox. Some common browsers are: Aurasma, Layar, Wikitude, and DAQRI. Contrary to web browsers, their content is not cross-compatible; the content must be offered by the specific browser company.
3. There are two common types of AR ‘triggers’ that tell the app/browser when to show the digital content. One is based on an object and the other is based on your location (latitude/longitude).
4. VR ≠ AR. Virtual Reality (VR) is not the same as AR. Usually, VR is a completely immersive experience where the real world is obfuscated completely, with technology such as Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

We will learn how to create AR and integrate it into the classroom.

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Dallas Budden

Training Coordinator, Nampa School District 131
I have taught for 22+ years with 17+ years online teaching experience. I’m very adept at designing courses. In higher education I enjoyed helping instructors plan, create, and implement their courses and discovering new ways to create interactive content. Working with the K-12 teachers... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
440 Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

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