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Expeditions Augmented Reality
Published by Jody Phillips on February 6, 2018
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On February 5th, South View Middle School got a sneak peak of Expeditions Augmented Reality (AR). Augmented Reality is a technology that allows a computer-generated image to be superimposed on a user’s view of the real world (similar to a Snapchat filter), allowing users to place digital objects in real spaces. Augmented reality generates a new dimension to learning and makes it easier for students to grasp abstract concepts. Google Expedition AR is a Pioneer Program with an unreleased feature of Expeditions. With Expeditions AR, teachers and students map the physical classroom and place 3D objects on the students’ desks or floor so that everyone can examine at the same time. In celebration of CTE Month, the CTE department at SVMS explored a cross-curricular activity with their students. Students explored the intricacies of the The Ocean Floor, The Circulatory System, and Forces of Nature. Students used the devices to get up close to see detail, or step back to get a sense of scale and point out new discoveries together. Teachers were able to highlight specific points of interest on the object and incorporate it to suit the lesson. Students were also able to compare/contrast VR (virtual reality) versus AR (augmented reality).

        
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