Imagine watching a giraffe towering over a computer keyboard or a horse galloping on top of a newspaper. ZooKazam, an augmented reality (AR) app for iOS and Android, includes more than 40 holographic animals—from the esteemed bald eagle to the mysterious Tyrannosaurus rex—along with information about them. Students can use just about any surface to create their own AR marker. They can see their 3D animals from every angle with full animation. Every detail is taken into consideration: the animals have fur; they can blink their eyes, and they can even have synchronized shadows. Students can add snow or rain to their scene and change the educational voiceover from teacher to student. The animals are presented in nine categories: Birds, Fish, Mammals, Dinosaurs, Invertebrates, Amphibians, Insects, Reptiles, and Pets. The app is offered by Atlanta AR Design for $0.99.
When students ask, “How does that work?” they can easily find out on the JigSpace platform. Using the app (for iOS), students can view step-by-step interactive 3D breakdowns of complex ideas, objects, and phenomena.
Lumilo is a pair of mixed-reality smart glasses that provides teachers with continuous, real-time feedback about their students’ learning, metacognition, and behavior, informing them on the potential effects of their teaching.