After a riveting #BCEDCHAT on augmented reality (click here for the archive), I returned to school to share in the great resources that were discussed. Although I realised that augmented reality may not have quite reached into the classroom, the ideas and potential was huge for increasing student engagement and understanding of many complex topics, not only at the elementary and middle levels, but at the secondary level as well. The opportunity to not only incorporate augmented reality into the classroom, but give students opportunities to create with it opens the door to the level of critical and creative thinking that is required by those entering the 21st Century as adults.
Augmented Reality has yet to take off in the education world. One of the projects I am working on is to introduce #AR to the school community during our first Parent/Teacher Night in November. My thought is to develop a few Auras through Aurasm around the school to show what happens during the day at the school. This way, some parents would be able to see the great work that is happening during the day, instead of seeing a husk of the school during the evening.
I will post later on how it went, including what went right, what went wrong and what I would do next time.