Technology in School

Facing Reality

May 2, 2012

FACING REALITY: MindShift takes a look at how nascent Augmented Reality and Interactive Storytelling (ARIS) games can bring real life contexts to school subjects that are just a tad too esoteric at times. Mixing games and reality is not new; just ask the dudes at Foursquare. But in edtech? GPS and QR technologies could spark a "place-based learning" movement for subjects like foreign language learning, urban planning, and biology (for those field trips to the zoo). Time to bust out those Google glasses.

Technology in School

Facing Reality

May 2, 2012

FACING REALITY: MindShift takes a look at how nascent Augmented Reality and Interactive Storytelling (ARIS) games can bring real life contexts to school subjects that are just a tad too esoteric at times. Mixing games and reality is not new; just ask the dudes at Foursquare. But in edtech? GPS and QR technologies could spark a "place-based learning" movement for subjects like foreign language learning, urban planning, and biology (for those field trips to the zoo). Time to bust out those Google glasses.

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