Students Experiment with Augmented Reality

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Equipped with iPads, fourth-graders at Riley Avenue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District recently explored a new augmented reality application, 3DBear. The technology superimposes computer-generated images over a real-world view.

As part of the pilot session, students used the online learning technology to create an augmented reality scene based on the book “Saving Shiloh” by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.  

To assemble their AR scene, students enhanced the real setting of their school library with computer-generated graphics provided by 3DBear. They also had the ability to print the imagery they created using the school’s 3-D printer.

After generating their images, students shared them with their peers and provided feedback to a 3DBear engineer.