Augmented Reality Portals to Places Around the World
Teliport Me’s iOS appPortals: Learning with AR uses augmented reality to enable anyone to walk into a 360-degree image or video. Looking through their mobile device, students will see a circular design “floating” in the classroom that remains in place as they walk around it. Students can “walk” through such a portal to “arrive” in a new location, as seen through the device. For example, they can virtually walk into ancient medieval Rome or a green energy field. The technology will soon allow students to upload their own 360-degree images to share with others. Cost: Free, with in-app purchases ranging from $1.99 to $4.99
In smaller rural schools, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education can face troublesome barriers. In our K–12 district of 730 students, we have many of the common obstacles, including limited funds, no extra faculty, and an already overloaded class schedule. These three join arms to block us from using any of the really cool programs we’d like to. Other institutions sing praises of cutting-edge programs and share their successes. Meanwhile, rural schools are trying to figure out how to educate equally deserving kids in STEM.
In spring 2018, Reaktor, an AI and tech partner in Finland, and University of Helsinki came together with the aim of helping people be empowered, not threatened, by artificial intelligence. Together, they built Elements of AI to teach the basics of artificial intelligence to people from a wide range of backgrounds.