Give your students the opportunity to use their iPads to build their very own interactive AR experience!
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Introduce Students to the World of Extended Reality!
AR Playground: Reality Composer shows students how to use free applications on the iPad to take photos, record audio, edit video, create 3D models, and combine all of these digital assets into one cohesive interactive Augmented Reality experience.
We place heavy emphasis on design thinking, encouraging students to create a storyboard of a digital interaction, helping them prototype this interaction, then playtesting their application with other students to give and receive feedback.
This course consists of 12 one-hour sessions and is ideal for students in grades 5 through 9 to introduce immersive development and design.
Teach your students 21st century design skills!
An example of what students can create: we drew our own image target of an underwater scene with pencil and paper, downloaded an animation of fish swimming, and attached it using Reality Composer’s image tracking scene.
iPad | iPadOS 15.5 or later
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Tinkercad is a 3D modelling software available for free as an iPad app or on their website. Once your students have made their first 3D model, there is nothing stopping them from going home, opening a web browser, and continuing to design their own models. Because Tinkercad uses a solid-modeling workflow, your student’s designs can even be 3D printed!
Your student carries a microphone around in their pocket all day. Why not use that to record and edit sound effects and voice lines to use in their AR application?
While AR is amazing to experience, video is a much more accessible format for others to consume. It is critically important to have some video editing skills in order to represent yourself online, both for social purposes as well as for potential employment. Students will record playthroughs of their interactive experience, then use the cameras on the iPad to record their own narration to edit together into a portfolio video.
Reality Composer is a free application that allows users to create interactive augmented reality experiences which can be shared with any other iOS users. An updated version of the application, Reality Composer Pro, is used to create content for Apple’s Vision Pro headset. The iPad version of the app is an important first step in navigating the iOS ecosystem to be ready for future advancements in hardware.