To all of the folks who watched my Simply K-12 webinar on Tuesday here is the second promised post covering the last five free augmented reality apps that were presented in the webinar. In yesterday’s post I spoke about 1) LAYAR (AR content creation app) 2) Daqri 4D Elements (chemistry AR app) 3) Freedom Stories (social studies AR) app 4) Geometry 101 (math AR app) 5) and 5) Chemistry 101
App #6 – Anatomy 4d by Daqri (science AR)
This app allows the user to scan the AR trigger and switch between the male and female gender. It also has a function where you can adjust the opacity of the human skin to see the systems underneath it. It also allows you to isolate the body systems. So say you want to to focus a lesson on the muscular and reproductive systems in a female you can use the AR to remove all of the other systems. I always say that I wish I had this tool when I had to pass anatomy and physiology 101.
App #7- World Lens (foreign language AR)
This app will take the world around you and translate it into foreign languages. I recently took an invitation for my niece’s bridal shower, scanned it with the app and watched as the invitation translated into Spanish right before my eyes. The app can translate English to Russian, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, and Spanish or vice versa. While the app itself is free the in app purchases are $4.99 per language bundle.
App #8 Zooburst (AR for language arts + science + social studies + foreign language)
You can print out the AR trigger from http://www.zooburst.com/
You can browse through the categories of existing pop-up books that become 3 D and life-like when they interact with the AR trigger. I found books about the the Pyramids, The Water Cycle, the Bicentennial Celebration in Chile in Spanish. Also you can have your students create their own pop-up storybooks. I wish I had this tool when I taught language arts, I would have liked nothing better than to use it to have my students make a pop-up AR book about the the five acts in Romeo and Juliet.
App #9 String (AR Creative Writing or Art)
Have students free write based upon the visual triggers. Or have students create some augmented reality art on top of the triggers and use that to enhance your lesson.
App #10- Interactive Periodic Table of Elements by POPAR
While the app is FREE you have to purchase the hanging periodic table for $19.99. It is well worth it. I have never had students soo engaged in the periodic table until I purchased this one that becomes three dimensional when scanned with the app. You can learn about which elements react with one another and enjoy many other scientist/rock-star moments in your chemistry class with this application.
Want more free stuff?
Here is the link to join my Augmented Reality iTunes University Course