Imagine if students could see world-class athletes standing in their classroom. With The New York Times augmented reality (AR) app, students can take photos with Olympic athletes. They can walk around with them and explore their form, their speed, the height of their jumps, and more. They can go beyond tapping and swiping, and interact with potential medalists, uncovering what makes them exceptional athletes. The full AR experience is available only on iPhones and iPads but will come to Android soon. Cost: Free, with in-app purchases
When students ask, “How does that work?” they can easily find out on the JigSpace platform. Using the app (for iOS), students can view step-by-step interactive 3D breakdowns of complex ideas, objects, and phenomena.
Lumilo is a pair of mixed-reality smart glasses that provides teachers with continuous, real-time feedback about their students’ learning, metacognition, and behavior, informing them on the potential effects of their teaching.