Saturday, July 16, 2011

Augmented Reality in Plain English

One of the aspects of the presentations that I'm giving over the next few days in Arizona and in Missouri address the question of what to do about cell phones in schools. As you might expect, I'm all for allowing students to use cell phones in schools for academic purposes. I also know that that change won't happen in a lot of schools until the administrators and teachers learn more about the positive uses of cell phones in schools. One of the ways that cell phones can be used for educational purposes is with augmented reality applications. I've previously reviewed four instances (here, here, here, and here) of augmented reality apps that are accessible to students. But I know that as I finish writing this paragraph some readers still aren't sure what augmented reality is. And while I could type out a long explanation, I think Common Craft offers a good explanation in the video below.

If you're reading this in RSS, click here to see the video.

Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from 33,000 feet. By the time most of you read this I'll be well on my way to Tuscon, AZ where I am speaking at the Pima County Technology Conference. I was thrilled to be invited by Tony Vincent to speak at the event. Thank you to everyone that has helped Free Technology for Teachers grow and provide me with opportunities like this one.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. Google Maps for Educators - A How-to Guide
2. Verbling - Practice and Learn a Language With a Partner
3. Pencamp- Quickly Publish Your Writing Online
4. Math 4 Mobile - Five Mobile Math Apps
5. 10 Free Online Image Editors

Please visit the official advertisers and marketing partners that help keep this blog going.
Edublogs provides blog hosting for teachers and students. is a provider of free educational games for K-5.
Lesley University offers quality online graduate programs for teachers.
SimpleK12 is my blog marketing partner.

How to Subscribe to Free Technology for Teachers
If you aren't subscribed to you can do so via these links.
Subscribe via RSS. Subscribe via Email. Become a Facebook Fan.

Get Free Technology for Teachers on Kindle