Saturday, April 26, 2014

AR - Augmented Reality

At the 2014 Annual CUE conference, I was introduced to augmented reality for the first time, Holy.  Cow.  Here are the augmented reality apps I am familiar with so far.
  • ColAR - 3D coloring pages (Apple & Android) You download and print out the coloring pages from the website.  The bird, dot and another random one, along with the holiday pages, are free.  You can "unlock" sets of 6 other pages for $2.99 each. 

  • Aurasma - this app allows you to create your own AR attached to a trigger image of your choice. There is a library of 3D objects, or (theoretically) you can make your own.  Keep your eyes open for public "aura"s people have created for common symbols (NFL logo, the back of a $20 bill, etc)
Book(and other)-specific apps:

Want to make you own?  Explore Aurasma + the more hefty apps:
  • Daqri - an AR developer that has been around for a while (made the 3D Elements, Anatomy, etc)
  • Layar - also an AR dev for print images 

There are a lot of educators already doing cool things with AR and I hope to amass a collection of resources (like this slideshow - by @jstevens009& @Packwoman208 - and this list of integration ideas) soon!

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