Once you launch the AR Camera in the Ready Learner One AR Companion, you will be able to view one of 7 AR experiences located throughout Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented and Virtual Reality. They are located on the front cover as well as the title pages for each of the framework chapters of the book.

Front Cover

Using the AR Camera on the front cover will introduce you to your authors and give you a little bit of information about Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented and Virtual Reality.

AR Absorb – Bat (pg. 13)

Here we can observe a bat floating over the book pages. In AR Absorb, we can imagine this bat flying around your classroom narrowly missing the walls, chairs, and students because of it’s powerful echolocation abilities.

AR Blend – Romeo and Juliet (pg. 27)

Romeo and Juliet in full costume brought right into your classroom. What a powerful, vicarious experience for your students! AR Blend experiences have interactivity which is simulated by your on-screen click. 

AR Create – Mushroom (pg. 41)

A larger-than-life mushroom put in the middle of a classroom through AR can be an amazing instructional tool in and of itself. But imagine allowing students to create their own mushrooms and allow their viewers a peek inside while also demonstrating their understanding of plants by labeling appropriate attributes. While they are only simulated here through clicks (more of a Blend experience), you can 

VR Absorb – Pig (pg. 57)

Who needs safety goggles when you can use a head mounted VR display? In VR Absorb students are not all gathered around one lab table trying to get a look at the class topic, each student has access to an immersive learning environment.

VR Blend – Train (pg. 71)

Be a train conductor, study speed and velocity, all through a VR Blend experience. An interactive and immersive VR experience allows learners to do more than observe, they can manipulate objects, like the train, and better understand the sources of change, catalysts, and/or placebos within their scientific inquiry. 

VR Create – Heart (pg. 85)

What does the inside of the heart look like? How does the heart pump? Observational and interactive experiences can help us understand big questions, but the two click options simulate the learners ability to change and manipulate objects in order to create new conditions for them to observe.