Stepping into an art room might seem like an augmented reality in and of itself. How often do students get to sink their hands into clay, paint a picture or spend a week or more in total darkness creating light paintings? These are just some of the things they get to do in an art room that is so "other" than the normal learning that goes on at school.
Augmented reality is something I have been learning about. There are some interesting technologies starting to pop up that can provide different educational experiences for students. Apps such as Metaverse allow you to create augmented reality experiences for students. Or take a virtual field trip. Google Cardboard is an inexpensive way to have a set of viewers for your class. You can then create tours or find ones that fit what you are teaching.
Although not completely an augmented reality, I have began to institute QR codes in my classroom as easy access points to references students can watch as they work on their photoshop projects. They can watch a tutorial in real time as they work. It's a handy resource for students needing extra help, and for those who like to work ahead.
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Hi, I'm Lauren Keifer, or Mrs. Keifer as my students know me. I am at the Spring-Ford School District 9th grade center where I teach Intro to Digital Art and Ceramics.