Engaging Students In Stem With Augmented Reality


Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that allows devices to superimpose virtual objects in real-world environments. It’s being used in classrooms, offices and homes around the world. In this article, we’ll discuss how AR can be used to enhance STEM education as well as some tips and tricks for getting started with it.

Why use augmented reality in the classroom

Augmented reality is a fun way to engage students in STEM. It can be used to teach science, math, history and other subjects as well as help students understand the real world around them. Students can also use AR technology to learn about their own bodies with medical applications like My Virtual Heart or Anatomy: A Visual Guide for Healthcare Professionals from Elsevier Health Sciences’ Instant Anatomy line of apps.

How to use augmented reality in the classroom

The best way to use AR in the classroom is to first understand what it can do for you and your students. AR has been used for many years by educators as a tool for engaging students in STEM, science, math, engineering and technology. It’s also been used by artists as a means of bringing art into reality.

Tips and tricks for getting started with augmented reality

  • Make sure you have a reliable internet connection.
  • Make sure you have the right equipment, like smartphones and tablets (or laptops) with cameras and/or projectors.
  • Check that your software is up to date, especially if it’s an app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store; these apps often get updated with new features and bug fixes several times per year, so make sure yours have been updated recently!
  • If possible, try out different types of content before showing them to students: for example if they’re watching videos on YouTube then try them out on Vimeo instead – this will give them better quality video but may involve installing additional software such as Adobe Flash Player onto your computer first which may take some time depending upon how long ago it was last updated so keep an eye out for any updates coming through while waiting around for everyone else in class (i’m looking at YOU!)

Augmented reality can be a fun way to engage students in STEM

Augmented reality can be a fun way to engage students in STEM. But how do you get started?

This article will walk you through the basics of augmented reality, including how to use it in the classroom and some tips and tricks for getting started with AR.


We hope these tips have helped you get started with augmented reality in the classroom. We know it can be a little daunting at first, but don’t be afraid to try new things! The best way to learn something is by doing it, so go ahead and try out these ideas with your students today.

Gigi Endries

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