Why do we use technology in our classroom? Eye Candy? Because it's cool? Of course the answer is NO, but why do we keep making the same mistakes?
Let's take a look at Augmented Reality in Education as an example. The eye candy - irrelevant 3D models! Dinosaurs and crazy animated characters jumping of the screen. Big impact - Absolutely. Engaging? Absolutely! But engaged in what? The learning process? Maybe not.
Let's use Augmented Reality in classrooms to:
engage in the learning process
teach/explore key learning concepts
persuade the mind
Next time you use Aurasma or any other AR platform ask yourself "why am I doing this with my students?"
We know ICT integration should have reason and purpose. We have a responsibility to teach in a manner that reflects our philosophical beliefs.