7 Creative Ways Augmented Reality in Education can Improve Student Engagement in The Classroom And Turning Him/Her Brighter Day by Day: Augrealitypedia
Whether you are a teacher, a student or a simple working person, you must have heard one proverb “Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I’ll remember, Involve me, I’ll understand”. This is not just a proverb rather it holds true for each one of us. But, how do you increase the involvement? Also, for teachers one question is always in their mind:- How to increase student engagement in the classroom? Through a number of ways you can improve student engagement in the classroom. Implementing Augmented Reality in Education is one of the best approach you can use. If properly utilized, Augmented Reality (AR) acts as an effective tool in education and training. I know, you must be thinking:- What is the role of Augmented Reality in education and training? OK, Let’s discuss about it in detail. Below are the –
7 Creative Ways Augmented Reality in Education can Improve Student Engagement in The Classroom
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#1. Augmented Reality in Education can Improve Emotional Engagement :-
Emotion is one of the key elements to increase student engagement in the classroom. Don’t you hope that when you teach, your students listen it with full of their emotions? I know, you always want this to happen in your classroom. So, how you teach your students? With the help of some instruction materials like textbooks! OK, textbooks are always there to help students read the topic being taught. But you know, textbook reading is not enough to encourage students learn with their emotions. The best way could be let your student imagines (feels) himself as a live character from the chapter he is studying. Is it possible in your classroom? Yes, by using Augmented Reality in Education, you can make it happen.
Let’s understand it with one example that you often face in your classroom. Imagine, you are teaching about one historical monument in the classroom. The problem is that it had already vanished a long time ago. Thus, it’s impossible for your students to visit that place. But, what about a virtual tour of the past? By utilizing Augmented reality (AR), you can just point your smartphone towards the textbook-image of the monument. And, wow! an interactive 3D model of monument along with all related information pops up on the screen of your mobile. No, I am not telling you any script from some science-fiction movie. GAMOOZ can actually help you to convert your Textbooks into Interactive books. And, it will certainly improve your emotions towards the topic being taught. Thus, one of the key benefits of Augmented Reality in Education is that it enables you to not only read rather visualize the things in the real-time.
#2. Augmented Reality in Education can Enhance Knowledge Retention :-
Nowadays, learning is not only limited to listening, reading and visualizing. It has extended to interact, create and innovate new things. Through creating and innovating new things by themselves, students not only learn better rather it also helps them to retain their knowledge for a long duration. But, how you can encourage students to create and do innovation in the classroom? Implementing Augmented Reality in Education can help you to a greater extent. A number of Augmented reality (AR) tools can help you to create digital contents. And, you can easily embed it to your physical textbooks. Digital contents can be either video, audio, a web link or 3D realistic model. Does it Seem futuristic to you? No, it’s already available for you. Check the below YouTube video from ZAPWORKS.
Thus, just implement the suitable tool from Augmented Reality in Education. Your students will always be eager to innovate new things in their learning. And yes, they are not going to forget it soon!
#3. Augmented Reality in Education can Inspire Divergent Thinking :-
Till now, I have discussed that how you can use Augmented Reality in Education for visualizing, interacting and innovating new things in the classroom. You know, “Divergent Thinking” is also one of the necessary elements for a better student engagement in the classroom. By using divergent thinking approach, students can find the alternate (or, better) way to solve any problem. But, how to teach students to think outside the box? Yes, you are absolutely correct! You can do it by using Augmented Reality in Education. Using Augmented reality (AR) technology, students can easily teach each other by attaching their own video. For example, you can use Augmented Reality App from Aurasma in your classroom. It will let your students create a great Augmented Reality (AR) experience by themselves. Just check below YouTube video uploaded by Alive Studios, LLC.
Thus, Augmented Reality in Education will give you an amazing experience in your classroom. And yes, be ready to count the different way your students can solve the same problem!
#4. Augmented Reality in Education can Help Building Anticipation :-
I know, in your leisure time you always worry about “When you teach in the classroom, how to build anticipation, curiosity or interest in your students?“. Building anticipation is necessary for a better student engagement in the classroom. It creates excitement in the way you teach in the classroom. And, it will make your students always be eager to learn. By using Augmented Reality in Education, you can easily add a curiosity factor in the topics to be taught. Augmented reality technology allow students to have a deeper look on the difficult concepts. Also, you can zoom in to any specific area of interest or even visualize it from a different angle. You can check the below YouTube video to know at what extent Augmented reality (AR) can be used to learn human anatomy.
Do check some Must-have Augmented Reality Apps used in the Education field. Moreover, you can also have a look on Anatomy 4D and Elements 4D. Thus, by implementing Augmented Reality in Education you can make your student a faster learner.
#5. Augmented Reality in Education can Make Learning Fun :-
Adding fun with learning is one of the essential element to keep your students motivated in the classroom. Educational games and group activities can keep students engaged in the classroom. Augmented Reality in Education can just add a yummy taste to these activities. Students always love to play game everywhere. But, how you can utilize the Augmented reality (AR) technology to make learning fun in the classroom? A lot of educational games in the form of AR flashcards are available for kids. Check below YouTube video of AR game Animal 4D+, uploaded by Octagon Studio.
Another AR Flashcards educational game Shifu Space will let your kid to explore space in a very interactive environment. Thus, just implement Augmented Reality in Education to keep your students busy. And, yes! they would definitely love to learn while playing.
#6. Augmented Reality in Education can Bring The Teacher Home :-
OK, you have put so much effort to keep your students engaged in the classroom. But, what about outside the boundary of the classroom? Is there any easy way to keep students always motivated about learning? I know, you have already implemented Augmented Reality in Education. So, you need not to be worried. Let’s take an example from your own classroom. Suppose, you have asked your students to complete their homework consisting of few questions. You can put one QR code at the end of each question. Thus, while completing their homework if students need some help, they can just scan the QR code with their mobile. And, video of your own lecture, some additional resources or some tips to solve the problem will pop up instantly on the screen of their device.
Above YouTube video, uploaded by Paul Hamilton can be a good example to watch. Augmented reality injects the attractive and compelling factor with your classroom teachings. And, it will make your students always excited to explore the contents irrespective of where they are, in classroom or in home. Thus, Augmented Reality in Education allows you to bring the teacher to your home. And, yes! be ready to convert your mobile as your personal pocket-teacher.
#7. Augmented Reality in Education can Encourage Parent Involvement :-
While you are trying to improve student engagement in the classroom, don’t underestimate the power of parent-involvement for the same. PTA meeting is one the most common form of Parent involvement. Here I will discuss some innovative ways, Augmented Reality (AR) can help you in this regard. So, how Augmented Reality in Education can be used to encourage a healthy parent involvement?
Three major elements of Parent involvement are:- 1. Parents, 2. Teachers and 3. Curriculum. And, it can either be in the form of some inspiration from parents, some feedback from teachers or updates about curriculum. To share the motivational voice of the parents with your students, you can record and upload their video on the school-website. Then, you can just link the website with QR code. And, paste the QR code sticker on the whiteboard of the class. Whenever students need a good boost, they can scan the same with their mobile and see the encouraging video of their parents. In the similar way, you can place QR code on the annual report of the student. When parents scan the code, they can see the recorded video with your personalized feedback and upcoming curriculum updates on their smartphones.
One step further, you can opt for a dynamic QR code, which provides flexibility to change the linked contents keeping the QR code always same. Thus, you can implement Augmented Reality in Education with a number of innovative ways. And, this will definitely encourage a good School-to-Home communication.
In summary, I can say that student engagement plays a major role in the complete process of learning. And, one of the advantages of Augmented Reality in Education is that it can effectively improve the student engagement in the classroom. It always has a good impact on Student-Emotions, Knowledge-Retention, Divergent-Thinking, Anticipation-Building, Fun-Learning and Parent-Involvement. And, yes! this is your Pocket-Teacher not only in the classroom but anywhere in the world. In the long run, it can turn any student brighter day by day. Thus, Augmented Reality in Education is the future of learning as well as teaching. That’s all from my side. In comment section, let me know what you have liked most. In your own classroom, how would you use Augmented Reality in Education? If you like my post, do share it with your friends. Also, to keep updated about Augmented reality, don’t forget to subscribe on my website. Additionally, visit my Facebook page and do follow @Augrealitypedia on twitter.