"Augmented Reality Explosion" - Using a Workshop Model and AR
|A day in our room|
Here is what I did. I set up 4 AR "stations" that each had a new Augmented Reality interaction for them to experience. I brought them all to the carpet and told them what I was asking from them and what our mini- lesson was for the day. They were to have the AR experience and think about how they could "integrate" it into our curriculum in the classroom.
I have a 2:1 iPad ratio in my room, but you could modify the management based on how many devices you have in your room. Two students share an iPad and this is how they managed it. One student was at an AR center and was having the "experience" and when they were finished they would go back to work on their analog reflection piece and trade places. They were given about 4-5 minutes at each station.
|Robot Programming/Coding AR|
Each student was given a paper that asked them to share and reflect on their experience and talk about what they liked the best and how they could integrate it into the classroom. After the students had been to each station and recorded their feedback, we returned to the carpet where they shared their experience with a partner. We then had a class discussion about their ideas and what they came up with.
The responses from the students were incredible. They helped me get a clear idea on how to create the lessons and how I was going to integrate them into our curriculum. I know had the power of AR and the desire from my students to learn and take ownership in not only their learning but in the development of the instruction as well.
This design has become somewhat common in our room and the students are very responsible for the integration, of not only AR in the room, but how we use technology in our room. We have a small section of my dry-erase board (needs to be bigger now..haha) that we add notes too when we come up with technology or AR ideas to use in the classroom.
Here are what we had at each station
- Space & Solar System AR App
- Robot Programming and Coding AR App
- Nasa 3D Spacecraft
- AR Flashcards
Stay tuned for more "AR integration" ideas and student driven learning