Augmented reality is a great tool for education, and it is so simple to use. All that is needed is a mobile device and a target for students to scan. For more on the basics of augmented reality see Creating Augmented Reality Fitness Task Cards, Using Augmented Reality to Increase Physical Activity Outside of School, and Augmented Reality: Building Resources and Student Independence in Physical Education. The latest way I’m using augmented reality within my class is as a tool to assess students’ cognitive understanding of learning outcomes.
As I dive deeper into the world of augmented reality I am recognizing more opportunities for creating engaging activities in physical education as well as making targets that classroom teachers can use for physical activity within their class. I am continuing to use the program DAQRI, which allows you to create and share your own targets, to integrate augmented reality into physical education. As a review, a target is an item that is scanned to make visible an overlay which appears on top of the target object. DAQRI gives you the ability to create multiple overlays using the same target by utilizing the… Read More
Last week I blogged about augmented reality. I briefly discussed some of the possibilities with AR and showed a video demonstration I created about how to place a URL within a target that linked to a Google Form. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the capabilities of AR. There are endless ways this technology can be used in a Physical Education class and to help increase physical activity outside of school. As I discover applicable uses for AR I would like to share them with you…. Read More