Augmented Reality Simply Explained for Students

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June 18, 2014
The integration of Augmented Reality technology into learning is growing by leaps and bounds. The potential of this technology in education is uncontestedly huge and several classes now are using it to teach key literacy and mathematical concepts to students. This series of videos is an example of how students in primary are using augmented reality in their learning.

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Augmented reality should not be confused with virtual reality, for the boundaries of each concept are clearly demarcated. While virtual reality denotes a reality that exists only in the virtual world (online), augmented reality, on the other hand, keeps the real world but only adds a digital layer to it. or amplifies it. In other words, augmented reality gives you  actual information without changing or displacing the real world you are experiencing.

I have already shared some interesting resources on augmented reality tips, tools, and apps to use in your class with students. Here are some examples :
I am also adding this awesome video explanation from Commoncraft on what augmented reality is all about. This is a great way to explain augmented reality to your students.