Augmented Reality (AR) is a growing field of technology where real life is modified and enhanced by computer-generated sights and sounds.

The most common use of AR can be seen through mobile apps. Point your device’s camera at something that the app recognizes, and it will generate a 3D animation or video superimposed over whatever is on your camera’s screen. The effect makes the computer-generated item appear like it’s really there.

Want to see how it works? Here is a video from IKEA showing their AR app in action.

App developers are building AR apps for fun, educational, and commercial uses. Below is a collection of AR apps that you can use with your students. You can thank South Carolina math and engineering teacher Chris Beyerle for curating this hi-tech collection.

Which augmented reality apps do you use?

12 Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom

1. JigSpace

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2. Adobe Aero

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3. Animal Safari AR

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4. soLAR

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5. AR Pianist

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6. ARvid

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7. 3D Brush

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8. Sky Guide

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9. Reality Composer

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10. Math Ninja AR

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11. Complete Anatomy 2021

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12. AR Makr

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