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.
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digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM
resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned
to the most in 2018.
The BBC has launched its first augmented reality app, Civilisations AR. Developed by BBC Research & Development, BBC Arts, and Nexus Studios, the app features more than 30 fascinating artifacts from museums across the UK that have been digitally scanned and are now available to view in 3D as part of a new virtual exhibition.
Enduring Ideas: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms is the first comprehensive touring exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear.