Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Augmented Reality: 33 Resources About Using it Education

According to Webster's Dictionary, augmented reality is "an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (as a smartphone camera); also :  the technology used to create augmented reality."  Think of it as a type of virtual reality, using the computer to copy your world. You are probably familiar with a tool created by Google which falls into this category: Google Glass. Although augmented reality has existed for a long time, we as teachers are only now grasping how to use it in the classroom. Let's take a look below.

Updated 2/9/18

5 Uses of Augmented Reality in Education- from Free Technology for Teachers

7 Things You Should Know About Augmented Reality- from Educause Learning Initiative

8 Excellent Augmented Reality Apps for iPad- from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Free Augmented Reality Apps to Use With Secondary Students- from Norm's Teacher Blog

10 Free Augmented Reality Apps to Use With Secondary Students Part Two- not all are free, but not expensive

20 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in Education- from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

32 Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom

Anatomy 4D- iPad and iPhone app which "allows viewers to understand and interact with complex information with unprecedented ease, speed, and depth."

Augment- app for Android and iPhone; "visualize your 3D models in augmented reality

Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning- from Edutopia

Augmented Reality: Coming to a School Near You?

Augmented Reality: The Coolest Instructional Technology You Haven't Heard Of?- from Emerging EdTech

Augmented Reality Helps Kids Learn- from eSchool News

Augmented Reality in Education- slideshow

Augmented Reality Livebinder

Augmented Reality on Pinterest

Augmented Reality with Aurasma

Aurasma Tutorials- from Two Guys and Some iPads

The Beginner's Guide to Augmented Reality- from Edudemic

coIAR Uses Augmented Reality to Bring Your Kid's Drawing to Life- from TechCrunch

Common Craft Explains Augmented Reality- video

Elements 4D- print the paper block from this template

The Future of Augmented Reality Apps

The Future of Technology is Here, and It's Called Augmented Reality

The Google Glass Experiment- from Edudemic

How Augmented Reality Works- from How Stuff Works

How to Start Using Augmented Reality in the Classroom- from Edudemic

How to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

How to Use Augmented Reality in Your Classroom- Erin Klein (Kleinspiration) explains how she uses Aurasma with augmented reality.

Meaningful Integration of Augmented Reality in Education- lesson plans and ideas from Two Guys and Some iPads

QR Codes and Augmented Reality- 21 things do do with iPads

Zooburst: Augmented Reality 3D Pop-Up Books for Students and Teachers

Monday, May 5, 2014

Mother's Day: 34 Places to Find Everything From Its History to Crafts and Activities

15 Mother's Day Cards- from Spoonful; you can save the templates if you sign up for an account

Children's Mother's Day Poems- includes rhymes for Mother's Day

Mother's Day Craft Project

Mother's Day Crafts- 9 projects listed

Mother's Day Crafts and Activities- from DLTK; includes, cards, puzzles, coloring pages, puzzles and much more

Mother's Day Crafts and Activities for Kids- from Danielle's Place

Mother's Day Mazes, Stories- download books (PDF) or read online

Mother's Day Memory Book Ideas- from eHow

Mother's Day Printables-  2 sets include word search, puzzles, word unscramble; second set HERE

Mother's Day Teacher Resources- includes worksheets, puzzles, activities; from TeacherVision

Paper Flowers Project

Pre-School Activities and Crafts

37th Annual Mother's Day Pow Wow- slide show about how Native Americans celebrate the holiday

151 Great Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Amazing Moms of the Animal Kingdom- TIME slideshow

The Best and Worst Countries to Be a Mother- interactive map

Cartoons About Mother's Day- from NBC News

Happy Mother's Day, Dear Dragon- early reader can read this story online

The History of Mother's Day- video from the History Channel

Meet the Founder, and Fighter of Mother's Day- story of Anna Jarvis, who founded Mother's Day

Mother's Day Gifts and Activities- from

Mother's Day Lesson- for ELL students

Mother's Day Lesson Plans- from the Lesson Plan Page

Mother's Day Projects- from Michaels

Mother's Day Teacher Resources- from TeacherVision

Mother's Day Videos- from WatchKnowLearn; for ages 3-18 (videos labeled by age level)

Mother's Day Worksheets- from SchoolExpress

Remembering Nana on Mother's Day- NY Times slide show

Teacher Guide to Mother's Day- from TeAchnology

Who Came Up With Mother's Day and Why?


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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Heard of Gamification? Well, Here Are 19 Resources....

According to the Mashable, gamification is "the use of game mechanics and game design techniques in non-game contexts."  Using gamification can help get kids interested in things they normally would find boring. Are you ready to get your game on? Take a look below and see what you think. I personally am all for anything that makes learning more fun for our students!

7 Good Examples of Gamification in Education- from EdTech Review

The 20 Best Blogs About Game-Based Learning

10 Gamiciation Challenges for Educators- post from Bernard Bull, Concordia Professor

10 Specific Ideas to Gamify in the Classroom

10 Video Games to Get Started with Game-Based Learning

Bringing Minecraft to the Classroom- the creators of Minecraft want to make the game affordable and accessible to schools everywhere.

The Dangers of Gamification in Education- post by Larry Ferlazzo

Education-Gamification Resources- from Gamify My Class

Games: More Than Just Reward Systems- from EdTech Researcher

The Gamification of Education
by Column Five Media.
Explore more visuals like this one on the web's largest information design community - Visually.

Gamifying Education: Do We Know How to Gamify the Classroom- from Cool Cat Teacher Vicki Davis

How Gaming is Changing in the Classroom

How to Gamify Your Classroom- from Edudemic

Kathy Sierra on Gamification in Education- this is a response to Lary Ferlazzo's post above on the dangers of gamification in the classroom.

Mr. Gonzalez's Classroom- links to gamification resources

The Slow Gamification of K-12 Classrooms- from edWeek

Use Minecraft as an Educational Tool- from Edutopia

Using the Video Game Model in the Classroom- from Edutopia

What is Gamed-Based Learning?- article from Upside Learning


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