Tuesday, May 4, 2010

ZooBurst - 3D Augmented Reality Books

ZooBurst is a new website that offers an exciting free service. ZooBurst allows users to create 3D pop-up books using nothing more than public domain clip art and ZooBurst's web-based editing tools. Users can view ZooBurst 3D books in augmented reality by enabling their webcams (click webcam mode) then clicking the ZB button present on each story. View a ZooBurst book below.

ZooBurst is still in a closed beta period, but is accepting requests for beta testers. Hopefully, it will soon be open to everyone.

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing this great resource.

Applications for Education
ZooBurst could be a fun new way for students to create digital stories. ZooBurst could be particularly fun for fiction stories like myths and fairy tales.