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Thursday, November 30 • 10:00am - 11:00am
An Augmented Reality Check: Overview & 10 Classroom Possibilities

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In this session participants will be amazed and inspired by a fast-paced, lighthearted overview of augmented realities. Definitions and comparisons will clarify the difference between virtual and augmented reality. Learn about triggers, overlays, and auras. An overview of free AR apps for all grade levels and subject areas will be presented. You will see traditional hardcover books come alive with auras. Explore how hybrid literature includes AR elements appealing to a technologically savvy audience. Examples will include "A Tale for the Time Being" and other books with media rich enhancements. Lastly, see examples of teacher and student produced auras. Learn how you can make your own auras to enrich your curriculum and add enticing additions to art exhibits, science fairs, performing arts events, and many other classroom activities. Hear how research supports AR enhanced learning. Getting the free app Aurasma, and an aurasma.com account is suggested. No experience necessary, just your curiosity and pioneering spirit! (Presenter(s): Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am EST