Made for iOS 12 by Designmate, Brainapse is an engaging and informative learning app that uses augmented reality (AR) to help students explore the anatomy, structure, and functions of the human skull and brain and explains the evolution of the human brain and its way of working. Using the app, students can explore the external and internal parts of the skull, brain, and brain cells. They will learn about the functions of brain cells and experience how the human brain communicates with the five senses. A culminating quiz includes a new AR feature in the form of a multiplayergame called Brain Hunt. Students join their classmates in hunting for brain parts and assembling them correctly. Cost: $1.99
One of the most powerful moments in my 22 years of teaching occurred on the last day of the school year.
During the first week of school, my students in rural Pennsylvania played a game via Skype with a group of students in a rural Kenyan village. During that call, they learned of a bridge in the village so dangerous that many children were not able to go to school because of it. Over the course of the school year, the children in Kenya taught my students how to garden. In exchange, my students designed and fundraised to replace that bridge.
The startup Within Limited is bringing its expertise in making experiential virtual reality (VR) to the world of augmented reality (AR). In November 2018, the company launched its first AR experience, Wonderscope, as an iOS app.
Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers, and conservationists by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe. Since starting in September 2015, this free program has connected tens of thousands of students to scientists and explorers in more than 40 countries.