For the past few years, we have seen an increase in augmented reality/virtual reality in education. I love being able to use a variety of technology tools to enhance student learning and I’m so excited to share about ARpedia. I recently attended ISTE in New Orleans, and while walking around the exhibit hall I came across a booth for ARpedia. There are a lot of great programs on the market that introduce AR into classrooms, but something about this one caught my attention and I was instantly hooked.
I immediately thought of how I could use this program in my lessons after sitting down at the booth and going through the tutorial. While I have used similar platforms, this one really intrigued me with its focus on content and literacy in upper elementary grades. When students are reading the books there are built-in features to incorporate augmented reality by using “markers” and creating drawings that come to life. The program is perfect for teachers who are new to using augmented reality, yet it also has a variety of features that experienced teachers will find interesting. In addition, below you will find links to the platform and my video introducing it and its many benefits.
Pros of ARpedia:
-variety in books that are geared toward upper elementary
-lessons are cross-curricular with many science-related books
-easy to connect with most tablets and devices
-Questions are built into the lessons throughout the books
TikTok Video Intro