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Enhancing Education With AR/VR

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Participate and share : Poster

Sunday, June 23, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 1

Brian Merrill   Daniel Whittaker  
See a demonstration of how to use existing augmented reality products to enhance learning. Learn several ways that AR can be used to change the way students interact with the subjects they are learning.

Audience: Teachers, Professional developers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, iOS
Tablet: Android, iOS
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Augmented, mixed and virtual realities
Grade level: 6-8
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Science
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Digital Age Learning Culture
  • Ensure instructional innovation focused on continuous improvement of digital age learning.
For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Select, evaluate and facilitate the use of adaptive and assistive technologies to support student learning.
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session will be to display how AR can be a useful tool in the classroom. We will be displaying a custom app that will use a smart phone and a merge cube. The merge cube is a low cost tool that can be used with existing technologies to enhance a students learning. We will also briefly explain the tools that went into creating the app for the merge cube. These tools are Unity3d and Vuforia. Unity3d is a free game design engine and Vuforia is a free tool designed for object tracking within Unity3d. As a result we hope participants will be able to think differently about their lessons and how best AR can be included in them. We also hope participants will notice how easy it was to design and build an app that integrates well with their lesson plan.

Supporting research - TEDx Talk by Florian Radke about the subject.

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Brian Merrill, Central Bucks School District
Daniel Whittaker, Central Bucks School District

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