If you want to get on the Augmented Reality train, I encourage you to explore the universe of Metaverse- a free, online AR experience that anyone can learn to use.
My first experience with Metaverse was in October at a session for NCDLCN. Two of my favorite tech people, Jeff Crews and Dean Phillips, were sharing new ways to “play” with technology. One of their favorite new APPs was Metaverse. They gave us a brief overview and I came home determined to learn how to do it!
Metaverse is an AR experience built in a drag and drop work space.You can build simple or complex experiences for students to access on an ipad, phone or even some Chromebooks. Students scan a QR code that the APP generates for you and they are off! It gets your students up and moving, and allows them to problem solve, research and explore in a new and interesting format.
I was so excited to present on Metaverse at NCTies- here is the link to our presentation- http://bit.ly/2F9GBcH - and I feel so fortunate to have established great communication with the creators of the APP- I email them all the time to ask questions and get advice. And my co- presenter and I, Allyson Medlin, are skyping with members of the Metaverse team to be interviewed about how we use the APP. (If only there were money in this!) But the beauty of Metaverse is that no new equipment is required- just your brain and your creativity.
If you are not sure about the educational applications I encourage you to read the article in the link below. https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-01-22-five-ways-teachers-can-use-and-create-augmented-reality-experiences
And go ahead and experience it for yourself- scan the QR code below. You will FIRST need to download the Metaverse APP onto your phone. Open the APP and click on the arrow that says SCAN.
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