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Augmented Reality In PE

In 2010 the horizon report listed “Augmented Reality” as a technology to watch out for in education, with a 3 – 5 year rate of adoption to mainstream use. Augmented Reality is defined as the technology of combining the real world with computer generated information or  imagery. Essentially this exciting technology makes it possible for you to use your mobile device to display information on whatever you’re pointing it at. Focus on a restaurant, and a display pops up giving a menu and customer reviews, look at a historic building, and you’re told when and by whom it was built. These are the sort of possibilities afforded by the new technology of augmented reality. 

With an ever growing influence in everyday life, Augmented Reality is here to stay. With this in mind, many schools throughout the world are looking to the possibilities that it can offer. What might this look like for the PE classroom?

Well recently I have been playing with the exceptional (and free) Augmented Reality app “Aurasma” which has enormous potential in the world of education. Check out the video below to see how this exciting technology might be used in the PE instruction of the future

How can you see this sort of technology being used in the Physical Education of the Future? Share your thoughts in comments.

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8 Responses

  1. Video wouldn’t work on this one.

    Lois M. Mauch, MS Certified On-Line Instructor Professor at MSUM Consultant In curriculum development & assessment Consultant in technology applications

  2. Video do work on your web page. :-) great!

    Lois M. Mauch, MS Certified On-Line Instructor Professor at MSUM Consultant In curriculum development & assessment Consultant in technology applications

  3. HI! my name is Danielle Gideon and I am a student at the University of South Alabama. I have been assigned to comment on your blog, I will be posting a follow up summary on my class blog in about two weeks. I really enjoyed reading your post about Augmented Reality for P.E. I think this form of technology will be a wonderful benefit to physical education classes.

  4. Jarrod

    I share your interest in the possibilities for AR in physical education and sport. I have tried Daqri too.

    AR is one of the five topics in a free open online course in November.

    http://keithlyons.me/2012/10/27/an-open-invitation-to-the-oaps101-online-course/

    Best wishes

    Keith

  5. That should have said does work. Anyway I can see this replacing QR codes after watching the video. Lets hope it’s as easy as it looks!

  6. I have started using this app in my High School PE classes. I plan to place pictures of different weight lifting exercises, both free weight and machine, around our fitness center so students can access instructional videos that allow them to review the proper technique for that exercise. I have also developed a scavenger hunt using Aurasma videos. My students use the videos to receive their clues and then the directs the students from location to location. The technology is very cool and defiantly has a place in PE.

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