Starting with the Alamo in 1836, Experience Real History(ERH) uses cards and Reality Boards, in addition to apps, to help students gain insights into history. The Reality Board is a large mat with a printed image of the 1836 Alamo from a bird’s-eye view. To use the augmented reality features, students need to install either the Experience Real History: Alamo Edition app (used with the Reality Boards) or the Experience Real History: Characters app (used with the Card Packs). When students view the Reality Board with the Alamo Edition app, their personal Alamo diorama appears in front of them. They will be able to see and hear photoreal animated scenes of the Alamo battle, explore the fort the way it was in 1836, and experience the personal drama of the people who fought and died at the Alamo. Pinching gets them even closer to the action. The Reality Cards feature individuals from the time period. When two cards are viewed through the Characters app, students learn how the individuals interacted. Costs: Free apps for iOS and Android; $1.99 for premium content for iOS. Prices of Reality Boards and Card Packs are indicated on the website.
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What if students could bring their ideas to life by just saying them out loud? Using the Moatboatapp for iOS, students speak, and the app does what they say. Students can give characters things to do with more than 1,000 objects and actions across 15 unique environments.
eureca by imerzon provides deep learning experiences with augmented reality (AR) by placing animals, shapes, objects, and much more around users’ environment. For example, the app provides an interactable world using AR in which a child can play with an apple or a ball while he or she learns to identify the object.