Augmented Reality

Creating interactivity

Matt Mills: Image recognition that triggers augmented reality

Trippin' Out on Augmented Reality

What if you could make the world our students see MORE interactive? Embed a layer of information over the reality they perceive? Changing static text into a video with the blink of an eye. This is possible with Augmented Reality (AR). Learn how to create AR & implement it in your classroom!
Augmented Reality in Education: Shaw Wood Primary School uses Aurasma

Why should I use this?

Better than a WOW-Factor, it's an Are-You-Serious-Factor?!

Students are so in-tune with the digital world that they often don’t want to read some boring old textbook. Plug students into a printed text with Augmented Reality! Participants in this workshop will learn about using different AR apps embed digital information on to actual reality.

Imagine your students being able to link into your webpage, email or tweet answers to questions, or see comments, webpages, and other valuable information right on the pages of their textbooks. Or just having the textbook come to life? Sound like something you saw in a science fiction flick? With a smartphone or a tablet and Augmented Reality software, you can turn science fiction into science fact! Participants in this workshop will learn about different AR apps (all for free!) as well as how to use the apps to embed digital information on to actual reality.

Apps for Creating AR experiences


ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books.

NETS Strands


Sessions address developing innovative products and processes using technology.


Sessions address using digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support learning and contribute to the learning of others.


Sessions offer opportunities for participants to improve their professional practice and model lifelong learning by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources.

About the Presenter

Cristin M Dillard is the library media specialist at Banks School in Banks, Alabama. Mrs. Dillard’s previous role as high school social studies teacher permeates itself into her current role of LMS serving K-8 students. Both roles have allowed her to incorporate technology in a variety of ways to help students have an authentic voice and creative outlet through such means as publishing podcasts, newspapers, and posters, all using the latest EdTech tools.

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