The Beginner’s Guide To Augmented Reality

I was having a discussion recently with someone about trends in education, and the topic of augmented reality came up. Without re-hashing the entire conversation, it basically boiled down to this idea “Isn’t augmented reality mostly something in the movies”?

Well, no, it isn’t.

Augmented reality is more mainstream than many of us think. It does have the potential to sound like something that isn’t in our immediate future, but the future is now, apparently! The handy infographic below takes a look at some examples of augmented reality that many of us see in daily life. Many of these can have a variety of applications in the classroom, too. Keep reading to learn more!

Augmented Reality IS Reality

There are a lot of cool applications of augmented reality that you may already know about, and others that you don’t. Can you think of classroom applications for any of these tools? Leave us a note in the comments!

  • Google Glass
  • Star gazing apps
  • First down markers in football games on TV
  • Architecture modeling
  • Automobile designing
  • 3D brain scans for surgeons


1 Comment

  1. Gary Hardee

    December 15, 2013 at 9:15 am

    AR is already being used by a number of big commercial retail companies such as Ikea. I am particularly interested in how AR will be used for what’s called pervasive education in healthcare fields, in which learners have access to just-in-time information in their environment. I am pursuing a PhD in Arts & Technology with a research interest in AR uses for education and narrative. Glad I found this blog. I’ll follow it with interest.