Do you want to take your students on a 3-D journey around the world? Maps, charts, animals, and more are all coming to life with the help of 3-D and augmented reality technology. Augmented reality is similar to 3-D technology, but it doesn't require the use of special glasses or other tools. Both types of technology provide wonderful and unique experiences for children. Here are just a few of the ways utilizing 3-D and augmented reality teaching tools in the classroom can help you engage students:
- You can incorporate technology in a fun, exciting way. Hang various 3-D interactive charts and maps around the classroom, download the required apps from the App Store or Google Play on a smartphone or tablet, and let the learning begin! Interactive charts and maps usually include engaging games, 3-D animations, 3-D models, read-alongs, videos, and much more.
- You can reach children of different learning styles and abilities. One benefit of using 3-D and augmented reality teaching tools is that the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic elements help children with different learning styles and abilities process and learn the content.
- You can spark children's interest in a variety of topics. Since 3-D and augmented reality teaching tools meet the needs of children with different learning styles and abilities, you also have the opportunity to help children discover the joy of learning and spark their interest in a variety of topics. Children will love learning about U.S. presidents, the solar system, the human body, etc. through 3-D and augmented reality teaching tools.
- You can help children develop and practice skills in math, reading, science, etc. Depending on the 3-D and augmented reality teaching tools you're utilizing in the classroom, you can help children hone their skills in science, math, and other subjects. Letters Alive® and Math Alive® are digital learning programs that feature 26 animated characters to help children learn reading and math skills. Both of these augmented reality programs are a great way for children to learn key concepts.
You can use various 3-D and augmented reality teaching tools, such as the items listed under "Related Products", as a supplemental solution to your curriculum and lesson plans. Be sure to browse the Teaching Tools and Technology categories in our Insights and Inspirations section for additional tips and resources you can utilize in the classroom.