Showing posts with label mixed reality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mixed reality. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Differences Between Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

This morning I received an email from a reader who was wondering what the terms AR and VR mean. I get that question on a fairly regular basis these days. That's why earlier this year I recorded a video and posted a short slideshow that outlines the differences between augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality. The video and the slides are embedded below.





As I mentioned last week, one of the first webinars for members of the 2018 Practical Ed Tech Coaching Group will cover using AR and VR in classrooms. Enrollment in the Practical Ed Tech Coaching Group is open now.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality

Yesterday, I was asked about the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality. I made the following video and short slideshow to further explain the differences between the two.




Click here to learn more about the AR app that I mentioned in the video.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Try This Fun, Free AR App for Outdoor Lessons

Spring is here in the northern hemisphere and those of us in northern climates are ready to get back to playing outside without wearing seven layers of clothing. This is the time of the school year when my students always ask about having class outside. If you're an elementary school teacher who is ready to get your kids outside for a lesson, take a look at Plum's Creaturizer.

Plum's Creaturizer from PBS Kids is a free iOS and Android app that lets students create fun cartoon creatures then place them into outdoor settings through the use of augmented reality. The purpose of the app is to have students learn and show how the characteristics of an animal help it thrive in its environment. In the following video I demonstrate how the app works (apologies for the background noise, I recorded this video outside to show how the AR feature works in real settings).