Augmented and virtual reality in the classroom

| October 1, 2018

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English teacher Roberto Sanchez explains how augmented reality is helping his students stay on top of their assignments and what virtual reality might look like in the classroom.Produced by Oscar Rodriguez at South Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Heather Jancoski.

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Orchestrating a revolution of the outdated education system, Leap With Alice presents a platform and an exchange with the capacity to create, buy, and sell enhanced educational content. Through the use of Augmented Reality, we bring old forms of education to life. Pairing AR with Blockchain technology, LWA incentivizes the creation of quality content in a secure ecosystem where each user’s content, data, and funds are safely stored. Simple drag-and-drop tools and templates present teachers the resources needed to generate interactive content that increases engagement, resulting in a higher level of education.

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