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Augmented Reality Lessons You Can Use Now

Do you need safe, fun ways for students to connect and learn while keeping their distance in the classroom? Augmented reality apps might be for you! Remarkably, there are best practices you can use to teach math, ELA, and more using Augmented Reality. In today's show Mitchell Weisburg, cofounder of the nonprofit Games4Ed, shares pedagogical best practices for using augmented reality in the classroom. Additionally, Mitch relates augmented reality with the pedagogical practices used in Finland. Furthermore, we share how to design lessons with a personal interest to engage students who struggle to engage.

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Mitchell Weisberg – Bio as Submitted

Mitch helps organizations succeed in the education market. Additionally, Mitch co-founded Academic Business Advisors in 2005, to help organizations reach teachers and students in the US.

In 2014, Mitch co-founded Edchat Interactive with Tom Whitby and Steve Anderson. Edchat Interactive shares best practices among educators through live online interactive events.

In January 2015, Mitch co-founded the nonprofit Games4Ed with Larry Cocco. Games4Ed facilitates collaborations between educators, researchers, game developers, publishers, and policymakers to further the use of games and other immersive strategies in schools. Mitch served on the Board of the Ed-Tech Industry Network (ETIN) of the SIIA from 2012-2019, was cochair from 2015-2016, and was the chair in 2019.

Presently, beginning in January 2019, Mitch became US COO of 3DBear, a Finnish EdTech company that uses Augmented Reality to motivate students to engage and learn deeply. If you are at all interested in what Mitch did before 2005, buy him a glass of wine and ask. Hint: he taught and developed over 200 courses.

Blog: https://blog.academicbiz.com/

Twitter: @weisburghm

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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