AR stands for Augmented Reality. It means that the world around us is enhanced with virtual elements, such as sound and pictures. This may sound like science fiction, but it’s not.
Everyone who watches TV has experience AR. Either during a football match where the scoreboard is overlapping parts of the screen or the weather forecast where animations of sun and clouds are projected on the screen.
AR technology is still in its infancy. For the most part, AR is associated with video games and console entertainments systems. But this technology has bigger potential, especially in the education system.
AR makes it possible to observe how something fits into the physical world, whether it?s a tangible object or an imaginary thing or concept. It takes the guesswork out of what objects are supposed to look like and allows to go straight to observing and learning.
Using AR is very simple. All you need is a screen (smartphone, tablet, or VR glasses) and some digital content. The rest is up to you. This means that you can let a dinosaur stomp around your classroom or obverse closely how a certain muscle group is used when a person is running.
The world is yours to create.