Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Augment - A Platform for Sharing 3D Models in Augmented Reality

A couple of weeks ago Heidi Samuelson shared some good ideas for using the augmented reality app Aurasma in math and reading lessons. Another augmented reality tool that you might consider using is called Augment.

Augment is a platform through which you can upload images to have them turned into 3D models that your students can then view through their iPads or Android tablets. The 3D models that are displayed are referred to as "Trackers" on the Augment platform. Watch the video below to see them in action.

This page on the Augment website outlines the process for creating Trackers.

Applications for Education
Augment provides licenses to schools for free. You do have to send them an email with a brief explanation of how you plan to use Augment.

The video above comes from Jonathan Newman who wrote an extensive post about how he uses Augment in his chemistry class.