Live holographic teleportation? Yes!

Before I get to the live holographic teleportation, which is amazing, I’ll give you a little background information. HoloLens is mixed reality. It allows you to interact with virtual holograms and real objects in your physical world with holographic technology through a headset (the lens straps onto your head and partially covers your eyes). Last year I showed my students the Minecraft HoloLens video by Minecraft Gameplay. They were totally blown […]

Augmented Reality: What is it?

Below is a recent video explanation about augmented reality. Previously blogged augmented reality posts: AR Colouring app (iPad and Android) AR Alphabet now has dinosaurs too! Do you have 8 minutes and 5 seconds? Zooburst Augmented Reality: Ikea Google Glasses Spacecraft AR app AR Animal Flash cards AR Mixed Reality 3D Content

AR Alphabet app now has dinosaurs too!

AR stands for Augmented Reality, it “is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated  sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality) . The AR Alphabet app created by Mitchlehan Media, has been around for a while now but they have recently added dinosaurs and the dinosaurs actually move! Furthermore, the app once cost $0.99 […]

Augmented Reality:Linking Ikea’s advertising to education?

I have posted previous blogs on augmented reality  (when the view of reality is augmented by computer generated sensory input in real time), but, did you know that companies such as Ikea are using AR for advertising? The lego augmented reality video has been around for a while but the Ikea augmented reality shopping experience is rather recent. Even though Ikea embraced the concept several years ago they have recently […]

Google Glasses?

Project Glass is a research and development program by Google to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD). Project Glass products would display information in smartphone-like format hands-free and could interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. What do you think? Or will it be more like this? Source: Techs at CBC, Adelaide, SA

Spacecraft 3D: Free AR app

NASA’s Spacecraft 3D is an augmented reality (AR) application that lets you learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraft that are used to explore our solar system, study Earth, and observe the universe. Using a printed AR Target and the camera on your mobile device, you can get up close with these robotic explorers, see how they move, and learn about the engineering feats used to expand our […]

AR Flashcards, Animal Alphabet

You can download the app for $0.99, print off the AR cards using a colour printer and the alphabet will have a  whole new perspective. If you have an iPad, iPhone or iPod, why not print the cards and allow students to explore the augmented reality. My daughter enjoyed using the cards to create an animal zoo. Below is a short video which shows how they work. Scroll down for […]

AR : 3D Mixed Reality Content

AR (Augmented Reality) is when the view of reality is augmented by computer generated sensory input in real time. Currently, conventional classrooms use two-dimensional (2D) images as pedagogical tools for teaching content and concepts. In order for students to conceptualise the content/concept in the ‘real world’ context, they need to mentally develop a three-dimensional (3D) visual representation. However, interpretation of the 2D image by students varies based on their educational […]