Hook Students into Learning Using AR

Hook Students into Learning Using AR

According to Brad Waid, “Using augmented reality in the classroom creates engagement unlike anything I’ve ever seen in all my years teaching.  It reaches out and grabs the students and brings them in for a unique experience.”  I have seen many examples of Augmented Reality, AR, used in the classroom to engage students; however, many of these examples typically have promoted lower order thinking.  The colAR Mix app has been used in these low level ways.  Brad started by giving his students a choice of three different coloring pages from the colAR Mix app. They had a choice of a dragon, a girl in her room, and a hot air balloon. Their directions were to take their time coloring the picture and have fun. In many classrooms, it would have ended there, but Brad took it to the next level. Read Brad Waid’s blog, Putting Augmented Reality Into Practice and see how he designed his lesson for a much richer learning experience.