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.
With Storyfab, all the world’s a stage. Using this augmented reality (AR) app, students can transform their classroom, schoolyard, or backyard into a movie set. They can customize virtual actors, enhance their set with props, and add special effects.
Orb, a new ARKit app for iOS by Pantheon, uses augmented reality to develop makerskills. Students young and old can design and build entire worlds in a matter of minutes by transforming simple shapes into 3D objects.