We are having a lot of fun with Augmented Reality this week! We worked with the Augmented Reality cards for dinosaurs that I downloaded with the AR Flashcard app on our iPads. It is really cool!
You print off the cards with a color printer. These particular cards came with the AR flashcards for the alphabet that we blogged about on my classroom web site a few weeks ago! Once you have the cards all you have to do is activate the app and then hold the iPad over the picture. Magic happens! A 3 D image of the dinosaur appears!
If you tap the screen, a child’s voice says the name of the dinosaur. I thought you had to hold it over only one card at at time but the children discovered that they could get all the dinosaurs at once by putting the cards closer together!
Even our principal gave it a try!
We have already played with the AR Flashcard app for the Alphabet.
The app is called AR Flash Cards. AR is short for Augmented Reality. It is a fantastic app! I printed off the Alphabet cards on my color printer at home. Then I cut them apart. I had already downloaded the app. You basically open the app, place the ipad over the card and wait a little bit. Magic happens!!