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Immersive

AR/VR for the Classroom

Technology with Purpose

Immersive technologies add layers of powerful impact to learning. Augmented, virtual, and mixed reality have the power to astound and engage learners while helping educators present complex concepts more easily, and with a depth of understanding that other technologies cannot always achieve. At Discovery Education, we believe in the application of technology with purpose, so students will benefit from pedagogically sound outcomes that deliver knowledge and comprehension, along with a sense of wonder and enjoyment of learning.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR) overlays a visual layer onto the physical world we see around us. Using the camera found on most tablets and smartphones, AR can add 3D models, animations, videos, and/or artwork to a physical page or object in front of you. Our apps are carefully designed to use AR in ways that help learners excitedly take on new concepts and evolve their understanding. Once we help you create that wow moment, we give you the what next using our extensive collection of standards-aligned learning materials. For example, students not only see the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti come to life, but they hear her tell her story and receive concrete context for the complex and fascinating history of women in ancient Egypt.

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is all about sensory immersion. Where AR excels at delivering and embedding concepts and knowledge, VR takes the learner out of the classroom and into an unforgettable experience. At its simplest, 360-degree photographs and videos allow learners to experience other locations that would not normally be possible, like the surface of Mars. At its best it absorbs learners and allows them to interact and move around time and location, walking in the footsteps of Apollo 11 or encountering a plesiosaur 60 million years in the past. These experiences let students see and interact with impossible scenarios, igniting their curiosity and desire to learn more.

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