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
With Storyfab, all the world’s a stage. Using this augmented reality (AR) app, students can transform their classroom, schoolyard, or backyard into a movie set. They can customize virtual actors, enhance their set with props, and add special effects.
Imagine watching a giraffe towering over a computer keyboard or a horse galloping on top of a newspaper. ZooKazam, an augmented reality (AR) app for iOS and Android, includes more than 40 holographic animals—from the esteemed bald eagle to the mysterious Tyrannosaurus rex—along with information about them.