Augmented reality helps kids learn

 ‘Augmented reality’ helps kids learn Research project uses handheld computers to teach kids math and literacy skills
By Laura Devaney, Associate Editor, eSchool News

Researchers at Harvard, MIT, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison have developed a project that uses “augmented reality” to teach students math and literacy skills. The project involves teams of students gathering data on handheld computers to explain why aliens have landed, and in the process students “interview” virtual characters they encounter at certain GPS hot spots. The researchers say the project holds great potential for engaging students and teaching high-level skills.

http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showstoryts.cfm?Articleid=6817

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