The Museum of London has joined forces with TV channel HISTORY to develop Streetmuseum: Londinium, a freeiOS app that directs students to locations from Roman London where they can “excavate” finds, using their fingers to dig and gradually reveal ancient artifacts where they were originally found. (iPhone users can remove dirt by blowing into their microphone.) Key sites, such as the Amphitheatre and Temple of Mithras, are brought to life through augmented reality video (iPhone only), showing scenes of Roman London overlaid onto a modern view. A soundscape to the Roman capital is also included, so students can listen to the hustle and bustle of the forum or the clamor of the Boudican rebellion. In addition, a map of Roman London, compiled and produced by Museum of London Archaeology, has been superimposed onto a modern map of London. Students can use the slider to see how the city has changed over the last 2,000 years.
Wonder Workshop is sponsoring the Wonder League Robotics Competition, a free global, virtual competition for students aged 6–14. The competition is intended to help students develop computational thinking, problem solving, and creativity by learning to code.
Vuforia Chalk delivers a unique communication experience enabled by the Vuforia augmented-reality platform. The app combines advanced augmented-reality collaboration tools with real-time video communications to connect students with their teacher or other educator so they can both see and discuss the instruction at hand.
Since Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland debuted in 1865, the fantastical tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit hole and ends up in an alternative universe has inspired countless retellings. From rabbit holes to mirrors, flamingoes to hedgehogs, Wonderland is the perfect world for virtual reality.