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Augmented Reality in Year 9 Geography

Date Published: 29/10/2018

Article author: Ms Krystal Gagen

Every year that I’ve taught Year 9 Geography, the Interconnections unit has always been assessed with a multimodal presentation, which more often than not, has lead to PowerPoint presentations. This year, I’m changing it up and using Augmented Reality!

How?! You might ask… well, we’re using posters as the “triggers” and then using HP Reveal Studio to upload the “overlays.” For a quick explanation of what Augmented Reality is, you can check out this video:

I teach 3 Year 9 Geography classes at the moment, which presents a unique opportunity – I’ve decided to get my students to create a bit of a “travel showcase,” which each class will contribute to. I will then allow all 9 Geography students to wander through the showcase and see each other’s work. Obviously, this type of cross-class sharing isn’t possible with PowerPoint presentations, so my students are very excited. It’s also taken the pressure off the assessment because they are not expected to speak in front of their peers.

For step-by-step instructions on how Krystal implemented this in her class, check-out her extended blog post on the Adventures of the Lifting Librarian

 

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