12 Good Augmented Reality Apps to Use in Your Instruction
Augmented reality technologies are transforming the way we live, learn and interact with each other. They are creating limitless learning possibilities and are empowering learners with the required know-how to get immersed in meaningful learning experiences. We have already reviewed several educational AR tools and apps and have also shared this collection of excellent TED talks on the educational potential of AR technologies. Drawing on these resources together with EdSurge list, we have prepared for you this updated collection of some of the best AR apps to use in your instruction. You may want to go through them and see which ones work for you.
1- HP Reveal
‘HP Reveal (formerly Aurasma) changes the way we interact with the physical world. Discover augmented reality (AR) experiences, create your own AR, and share the magic with friends.’2- Field Trip‘Field Trip can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun. You select the local feeds you like and the information pops up on your phone automatically, as you walk next to those places.’3- Human Anatomy Atlas‘Human Anatomy Atlas 2018 Edition is the go-to 3D anatomy reference app for healthcare professionals, students, and professors. The app includes comprehensive male and female 3D gross anatomy models, select microanatomy of tissues and organs, cadaver slices and diagnostic images that are paired with 3D cross-sections, and interactive animations of muscles and bones’4- Qlone – 3D Scanning Solution‘Qlone, the all-in-one tool for 3D scanning. We have made it easy and fast to scan real objects, using your phone’s camera, modify them in app and seamlessly export the result to many platforms, 3D file formats and 3D printers… all on your iPhone or iPad. A perfect tool for AR/VR (Augmented Reality) content creation, 3D Printing, STEM Education, eCommerce showcase and many other uses.’5- World Brush‘World Brush is an AR experience where users can paint with brushes on the world around them. Every painting is anonymous and is saved at the approximate GPS location where it was created.’6- Spacecraft 3D‘NASA’s Spacecraft 3D is an augmented reality (AR) application that lets you learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraft that are used to explore our solar system, study Earth, and observe the universe.’
7- Orb‘With Orb, you can build anything you can imagine! Make entire worlds in a matter of minutes by transforming simple shapes and building off others’ creations. Then upload your orbs to the gallery or take pictures to show your friends.’8- AR Flashcards Space Lite‘AR Flashcards are a new way to interact and make Flash cards more entertaining for elementary school students. With AR Flashcards Space, learning is fun! When you point your device at the printed flashcard a beautifully rendered 3D planetary object will pop up on the screen. Tap the planetary object to hear the name.’9- Quiver – 3D Coloring App ‘The Quiver App combines physical coloring from “back in the day” with state of the art augmented reality technology to bring you and your children an extraordinarily magical experience. ’
10- Storyfab: Augmented Reality Movie Studio‘Using Augmented Reality, with Storyfab all the world’s a stage! Transform your bedroom, your living room or your garden into your next movie set. Use virtual actors, enhance your set with props and decors and add special effects.’11- Figment AR‘Create imaginative scenes out of the world around you. Add interactive emoji, animals and other playful objects to your surroundings, create “portals” to step into another dimension, and add environmental effects like snow, fireworks and more.’
12- Vuforia Chalk‘Now it’s easy to help anyone, from anywhere, when you can’t be together. Share a live view of a problem, talk about it, and draw on the world with Chalk Marks to provide clear instructions.’