Category: Educational technology

How to use Augmented Reality (AR) in the Classroom

Some inventive ideas on how to use Augmented reality in a primary classroom. from AR walls to reading lessons. Adding a little something to help students visualise and interact in lessons really helps them retain the knowledge. With AR it doesn’t have to cost a fortune either.

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10 Amazing Junior Stem and Science lessons for Primary and ESL Students.

I know we call it STEM education now, or STEAM if the Art department get sniffy about it, but really in the opinion of this long in the tooth teacher most of these activities have been around for years. I teach in English in a Primary school in Hong Kong, and i have used these lessons to both spice up my lessons and to show the value and real world applications of my subject. When students can see a purpose for the subject they are learning their engagement and motivation will skyrocket. (not unlike the balloon rocket experiment on my site!)

Teach Your Monster to Read: The Best Phonics App for Junior Students.

It almost pains me to write that title. I make apps to help students, I have about 12 of them on both Google and Apple and they are pretty good. None of them are the one I am talking about here though. Here is is all about Teach Your Monster to Read made, and made really well, by Usborne in the U.K. The links are all at the bottom for the app and website.

Oculus Go Vr Headset: Review for Education.

The Oculus Rifts and Quests baby brother holds it head way above what came before it, and showcases VR in a more affordable all in one package. Does this make is more accessible to schools and classrooms?