With FreshAiR, an Android or iPhone becomes a lens into the hidden world around the user, revealing stories and “Realities” created by others. Users select a Reality and walk around in the real world to experience their surroundings in a new way. Whether the Reality is a tour of a beautiful university campus, a historical landmark coming to life, a fast-paced new game, or an educational lesson, FreshAiR provides an augmented reality portal to hidden worlds. The app is offered by MoGo Mobile.
Now with Apple ARKit, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar can be brought to life in the real world. Through an augmented reality experience, children can watch their own Very Hungry Caterpillar appear in their classroom, on a kitchen table, in a garden, on their playground, or anywhere else they want to play with it.
Movers & Shakers NYC has created the free mobile app Kinfolk that transports students to an augmented reality (AR) space where they can walk up to virtual “monuments” of 10 famous Black historical figures and learn their stories.
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum provides unique fieldtrip opportunities for teachers and students to engage with the museum’s content online. Among the museum’s offerings are “Earth and Its Place in the Universe” (grades 5–12); “Finding Our Way: Geography and GIS” (grades 6–8)); “Living Through History” (grades 1–8); and “Paper Airplane Design” (grades 3–8).