18 Of My Favorite Augmented Reality iDevice Apps for Education

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Augmented reality holds great promise for engaging students in new ways. These are the apps I am currently playing with which seem to hold great promise. Most of these are free to use and require no registration, account creation, or logins.

Please let me know if there are any you particularly like.

Click / tap on the app name or image to go to the app store.

APP DETAILS APP DESCRIPTION (Excerpted from the App Store)
JIGSPACE

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When you ask “How does that work?” the answer is right in front of you, in beautiful, interactive 3D. Dive through dozens of Jigs, learn at your own pace, and satisfy your curiosity. And with the upcoming release of the Jig Workshop, anyone will soon be able to create Jigs and share them with the world.
3D AR MAPS

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Play with location-based game, 3D city and terrain, and tabletop AR map and location data building blocks you can start with to build your games and apps.
WWF FREE RIVERS

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Through this immersive, augmented reality experience, you’ll discover a river that flows through the lives of people and wildlife, and how their homes depend on those flows. Dam the river to see what happens, and then try different options for sustainable development that keeps the river healthy and flowing. 
WAYPOINT EDU

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Teachers (or parents) use Waypoint EDU to create engaging augmented reality geocaches (“Hunts”).

Setting up a Hunt is very simple – enter a few details, draw a Playfield directly on the map, and enter quiz questions for your curriculum.

CIVILIZATIONS AR

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Treasures to be found include an ancient Egyptian mummy from the Torquay Museum, Rodin’s The Kiss from the National Museum of Wales, iconic sculptures from Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth and masterpieces by Tintoretto, Bellini and Turner.
QLONE

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We have made it easy and fast to scan real objects, using your phone’s camera, modify them in app and seamlessly export the result to many platforms, 3D file formats and 3D printers… all on your iPhone or iPad. A perfect tool for AR/VR (Augmented Reality) content creation, 3D Printing, STEM Education, eCommerce showcase and many other uses.
CELL BIOLOGY TUTOR (Paid App)

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View the Cell models in Augmented Reality!!!

Cell biology tutor teaches students cell organelles for Animal, Plant, Fungi and Bacterial cells. The app contains a study section which highlights each organelle and provides a definition of the organelle function.

GALILEO: AR PHYSICS

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Get a better understanding of physics with Augmented Reality! Place experiments and animated 3D models on you table and explore them by moving around.
solAR

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Explore our Solar System like never before in Augmented Reality and learn interesting facts about our planets. Walk around freely in your room or outside and enjoy the beauty of our Solar System. Easily adjust the planets with gestures to fit them wherever you are.
PHYSICS LAB AR

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Play with various circuit components, build your own 3D electric circuits, and see how they work in real time. Anyone can enjoy the fun of scientific experiments. Perfect for teachers to demonstrate physics experiments in class and for students to explore inside and beyond the classroom.

 

TAPMEASURE

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Meet TapMeasure, the spatial utility that combines computer vision and AR, creating a whole new way to capture and measure your space.

 

WORLD BRUSH

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World Brush is an AR experience where users can paint with brushes on the world around them.
AR BRICKS

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Build structures on your table, desk or ground.
AR DRAW

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  • Free drawing or line drawing with changeable line width and colours
  • Add shapes (box, cube, corn,…)
  • Add text
  • Get creative with stunning effects
ROOMFUL

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Create a virtual gallery of your event, and share it as an awesome video with music on Facebook or Twitter

Create collective memories by letting your friends or others contribute their own content to your room. Wiki-museums on steroids!

CREATOR AVR

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Creator AVR helps students and teachers quickly create compelling, interactive learning content directly on their tablets and smartphones, for playback on mobile in touch mode, or in AR with the predefined AR marker.
SKETCH AR

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SketchAR is for those who have always wanted but have never been able to draw. It is an application through which the user sees a virtual image on the surface of which they are planning to trace a sketch. In addition to this, the app is designed for professional artists as a simple and convenient way to trace sketches onto any desired surface (e.g., canvas, wall, etc.).
METAVERSE

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The easiest way to create Augmented Reality experiences.

Note: Content must be created on a PC or Mac and cannot be created on the app. The app is to engage with the pre-created experiences. Hence the link alongside is to the main webpage.

 

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