Geometry in Augmented Reality
With the objectives being to force students to include higher order thinking skills and consider issues of scale, ratio and proportion (in addition to the original objectives of calculating distances and midpoints on a coordinate plane), I knew this could be a a great fit for this activity.
The pre-stage of the iPads was a heavy lift. Thanks to @esu3pl and @21centtech, I was able to borrow 10 iPads with the scanners that would enable to project. After that, I used @tearagon7's innovative @Keynote hack to create the rides that we would import into the amusement park. When I finished loading the rides, I turned to the organizational challenge of creating the teams and the jobs for the teams. Knowing this tech might be a harder sell to this specific population, I tired to focus on giving everyone in the group a job that was essential to the success of the project.
We did make one change on the fly in between the first two classes. We changed the measurements from just inches to inches times two to make the surface a little bigger. This resulted in projects that were much easier to see and manipulate.
Thanks again to @keynote and @armakrapp for making these awesome project possible. Always remember: #everyonecancreate!
Link to Lesson Plans Here
Link to Park Organizer Worksheet
1/24/2020 07:52:32 pm
Geometry is not a subject that I am particularly good at. Well, even when I was a kid, I was never really good with numbers. I am not saying this to get pitied at, I am just staying this to inform you. I want people to help me become a better person, at least when it comes to mathematics. I am hoping to one day, become good at math. This new application will surely help me with that dream, man.
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I'm a technology curriculum facilitator, and I'm excited about integrating technology in the classroom.