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Augmented Reality Apps

Augmented Reality apps will soon add interactivity to classroom learning experience. It will open additional ways and methods of learning for students. AR will help students easily understand the complex information in any subject increasing engagement.

AR in simple terms is augmenting what you see in the real world with additional information presented digitally. It provides a new method of innovative and immersive learning through visualisation and interaction which will strongly benefit children with learning difficulties and have a large influence among less academically successful students.

AR uses GPS locations to trigger the augmentation, yet others overlay AR over an image,word or bar code. It allows kids to view 2D and 3D models from all angles in real life. Few Augmented reality apps overlay exciting digital content on top of real things with the help of smartphone camera.

Below is a collection of Augmented Reality apps to use in the classroom that will support teaching and learning for kids.

    The application EKID – The world at your fingertips is a beautifully designed augmented reality app that enables children up to 8 years of age to explore the world around them by using augmented flash cards. This is a smart educational tool that is compliant with the COPPA (Children’s online Privacy Protection) rule and is designed to be used at home or within the classroom. The application explores animals, mammals, creatures, insects and various modes of transport. The application is free from in-app adverts, however, there are in app purchases for further flash card content.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    The application News-O-Matic EDU can only be best described as an interactive Daily Newspaper for children. This application is a combination of interactive technology and games along with exciting news articles and creativity. The content within this software is engaging, plentiful and child safe. The application is free from in-app adverts and in app purchases and the content supports various languages. This application is a subscription based service, however, users can try the application before committing to a subscription.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Create 3D worlds on a computer and then explore them using this app and, optionally, a virtual reality headset. Teachers and children can be creative as they bring aspects of their lessons to life in their 3D scenes.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    A 3D colouring application based on augmented reality technology.

    Devices: iPad

    Aurasma is an augmented reality platform that is free of charge for educational and personal use.    Aurasma is not a full, immersive AR experience, but a versatile tool to overlay physical spaces, print and e-publications with additional information. These overlays can consist of audio snippets, questions and writing prompts, videos, and data charts. All Auras are placed in a channel, and readers/subscribers of this channel will only see the auras specific to it.

    Devices: Android

    An app Chromville has been developed that allows the children to bring to life their paintings using augmented reality. The main idea of the game is that the characters are losing health due to fading of their colours. Children fill colours in the blank templates of characters. On the completion of colouring, they can be scanned using the tablet or smartphone. After scanning, the colored pages are recognized to give the characters a virtual life on the screen. 

    Devices: iPad

    With this new augmented reality app called Layar, now it is possible to scan your pictures, magazines, posters, newspapers as well as other products, hence giving them an enhanced look. Layar makes printing fun by introducing a whole new range of interacting elements that can be used to enhance your printing experience. 

    Devices: iPad

    Pokémon GO is an insanely popular augmented reality game, has captured the attention of kids and adults alike, creating new opportunities for teachers to make lessons more engaging.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Field Trip is a fun way to learn more about places you drive by every day. Using GPS location data, it runs in a phone's background. When you're near an interesting place, from landmarks to historical markers and museums, a card pops up with information about it. 

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Pairing an innovative 4D app with exclusive Crayola Color Alive Action Coloring Books, Color Alive gives parents and kids the ability to interact with their real world creations like never before. Characters fly out of your colouring pages, coming to life and interacting with you through augmented reality.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    AR Flashcards are to used to learn animal alphabets to make learning fun with Augmented Reality. It has 26 beautifully rendered animals to learn the alphabet. The app pronounces the letter and name of the animal when tapped on.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Sky Map app works in much the same way as Pocket Universe, but for Android users. It provides a detailed, annotated window into the night sky, the "Time Travel" option lets you view the sky as it looked in the past and the future.

    Devices: Android

    Anatomy 4D is a free app that uses augmented reality to let students interact with the human body. Kids must first print out a 4D-enabled image of the human body or heart from the app's Target Library. Then the app uses the camera on the device to bring to life a three-dimensional pulsing image.

    Devices: iPad