Saturday, August 12, 2017

Everyday Augmented Reality With Capstone 4D Books!

Augmented reality or AR has become a popular way to deliver educational content.  It provides students with an enriched and creative learning experience that encourages retention, learning outcomes and the development of new skills and passions.  

Augmented Reality (AR) content can be accessed by scanning or viewing a trigger image with a mobile device that creates a subsequent action. This action can be a video, another image, 3D Animations, Games, QR code, or whatever you want it to be.  

There are a variety of ways to bring AR to your library and classroom such as Chromville (which is one of my favorites), Quiver, Daqri and teachers can even create their own augmented reality educational content for students with AUGTHAT, which is perfect for differentiating instruction and driving student growth.  
And now our friends at Capstone have created a very special augmented reality experience for our students, libraries and classrooms too!  

It is called Capstone 4D, which brings our readers an augmented reality through books.  
With the free Capstone 4D app, students can take part in these wonderful augmented reality experiences in the first two series including,  
Origami Crafting in 4D, which includes decorating, scrapbooking, ornaments and creating cards, and...
Curious Pearl Science Girl, where Pearl shares her excitement for STEM knowledge through four 4D books. 
The Curious Pearl series includes Curious Pearl Explains States of Matter, Curious Pearl Identifies the Reasons for Seasons, Curious Pearl Investigates Light and Curious Pearl Observes Migration.  

As the Capstone site explains, Curious Pearl, Science Girl is fun and quirky, and she's totally into science! Who says a girl can't love science? Pearl sure does, and she's out to tell everyone all about important STEM topics. With augmented reality features, readers will be able to scan sidebars and bring up videos to enhance their understanding of science topics.

I saw one of these books in Seattle this week, read and interacted with it using the 4D app and couldn't agree more!  It is the perfect way to engage students and get them excited about important science topics. 
With all of these books, it is very easy to launch and explore the augmented reality experience with Capstone 4D.
Watch this video and see how she creates origami while reading and interacting with the pages.  I can just picture this series in a Makerspace, which would be a terrific resource for creating something special and unique.

I love how the girl in the video is at home with the 4D book.  I know these would have been a favorite of my daughters to check out from the library as she created origami and learned about science too.

You can find the Curious Pearl 4D series here and Origami Crafting in 4D here on the Capstone site.

And one more exciting thing about Capstone 4D....This is just the start.

There are more coming soon!

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