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Fremont students get a look at augmented reality

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  • Fremont District 79 second-graders Natalie Kampa and Maddox Solum test out augmented reality. The software lets them view various objects and locations while moving about their classroom.

    Fremont District 79 second-graders Natalie Kampa and Maddox Solum test out augmented reality. The software lets them view various objects and locations while moving about their classroom.
    Courtesy of Fremont District 79

  • Fremont second-graders Cayden Pleasant and Benjamin Mellinger look try out augmented reality software.

    Fremont second-graders Cayden Pleasant and Benjamin Mellinger look try out augmented reality software.
    Courtesy of Fremont District 79

  • Fremont second-graders Samantha Booi and Advik Sharma use an augmented reality viewer.

    Fremont second-graders Samantha Booi and Advik Sharma use an augmented reality viewer.
    Courtesy of Fremont District 79

 

Submitted by Fremont School District 79

Fremont School District 79 students in Mundelein were among the first to beta test Google's newest product, augmented reality.

Google staff has been on site to supply mobile phones, selfie sticks, and software to let students view active volcanoes, plant pollination, and a space probe's eye view of some of the objects that make up the solar system.

"This augmented reality allows students to be mobile, rather than sitting in a chair. Students view artifacts, exhibits, and models in a three-dimensional format, going above, below, and around the phenomenon," said Elizabeth Freeman, assistant superintendent of Innovative Learning, Teaching, and Technologies. "Using augmented reality is an opportunity for students to explore how phenomena occur and how things work. Rather than seeing a flat, two-dimensional drawing of a human circulatory system, or examining a three-dimensional model of a heart, students are able to tour the heart, moving from atria to ventricles, getting closer, backing away, and stepping in for a better look."

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