Monday, December 22, 2014

Our Top 10 Posts in 2014


2014 was a year to remember! Here are our top 10 blog posts from this year. Thank you for you unbelievable support! 



1. 6 Platforms to Create Augmented Reality
When most people first try augmented reality(AR) in education, they start with applications that have the AR content already built into the app. Apps like AR FlashcardsPBS Kids CyberChase Shape Quest, and Crayola Color Alive have this, and are a great way to get your feet wet. As educators, we know the power of creation. Hopefully one of the following 6 platforms will help you and your students dive in to creating your own augmented reality!


2. PBS Kids make Geometry and Problem Solving FUN with Augmented Reality
This past week while I have been stuck inside thanks to massive amounts of snow and subzero temperatures, I've been searching to discover as many new augmented reality apps as I could. I have downloaded well over 20 in search for ones I could use with my students and entertain myself during snow days. I found many great augmented reality applications but the latest augmented reality application from PBS Kids stood out! 


3. 5 Design Tools to Spark Imagination and Promote Creativity
One of my favorite things about working with students is their ability to routinely blow my mind. Amazing things happen when students are given the opportunity to use their imagination, and think outside the box with no fear of failure. Give your students access to the 5 tools below, and let them blow your mind! 


4. Want to Learn more about Augmented Reality in Education? Follow These Great Educators! 
Augmented reality(AR) has continued to gain momentum in the educational landscape over the past couple of years. These educators featured below have dove in head first using AR in their classrooms and schools. They continue to share excellent resources to help educators see how augmented reality can engage students and deepen understanding. 

5. You are Not Just a Teacher!
Far too often we hear the phrase, "I'm just a teacher." I am here to tell you that I am Not Just a Teacher, and neither are you! Yes, “Teacher” may be our job title, but we are so much more than that. I am a teacher, a mentor, a friend, a voice, and even some days as an elementary teacher, I'm a doctor. 


6. Anatomy 4D Update Allows Users to Explore the Human Body Like Never Before


Today DAQRI launched a major update to their popular medical education app Anatomy 4D. Version 2.0.1 comes with an all new user interface, updated models, and an added heart experience. 


7. Augmented Reality Made Easy with 4D Studio Tutorials
Creating augmented reality has never been so easy until now! DAQRI 4D Studio gives educators and students the ability to easily create experiences and instantly publish them to share with the world.

8. AR Explosion - A day using a Workshop Model with Augmented Reality
The other day I was talking with my class and I asked them "What Augmented Reality do we currently use in the classroom?"  In a matter of seconds my students were shouting out a ton of AR apps and the many ways we have "integrated" them into our classroom.



9. Coding in the Classroom - Beyond Cargo-Bot
Since the beginning of the year my students have embraced coding in our classroom.  It all started with our use of the iPad app Cargo Bot (see previous post of "Coding" in the classroom).  As you know we are big fans of cargo bot and speak about it in our presentations and on our show.  But, this article is going to go beyond cargo bot and explore a few other excellent coding apps for kids.

10. The Two Guys Show #29 - Integrating Augmented Reality in Education
During our 29th episode of The Two Guys Show tonight, we will is share how we have integrated AR in our classrooms, but also the amazing stories and experiences educators have shared with.

Thank you for an amazing 2014 and we look forward to an even better 2015! It is all of you that inspire us! Keep connecting and changing the lives of your students!



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