A recognized leader in developing and deploying augmented reality tools for education – this cool tool comes from an exciting emerging space that stands a chance at dramatically enhancing student outcomes. Augthat infuses the power and depth of augmented reality into teaching and learning through their app which delivers 3D models, 360-degree virtual environments and activity sheets with animated lessons – all presented via smart devices. In 2013, the company began from a tutoring center which infused technology to students and provided rigorous differentiated instruction to children. Today, AugThat is one of the first of its kind augmented reality platform, used in 260 schools across 36 states, and offers one of the largest libraries of augmented reality assets for education. Already, their “Reach 1 Million Students”campaign has helped drive more than 30,000 teacher downloads with an estimated reach of more than 1,000,000 students in just seven months. They’re also aligned with strategic partners, including a national assessment company, to further enhance the learning environment of their products. This innovative company has also signed with the Texas Department of Education for the Deaf, and was recently highlighted as one of the ‘best AR apps’ for education. They are part of the StartED accelerator presenting at NY Edtech Week – the global education innovation festival at NYU. If you’re in the New York City area December 19-21, 2016, then visit: http://nyedtechweek.com/#tickets and enter promo code: edtechdigest2016 for a chance at one of 10 free full festival tickets (each a $995 value). Ten lucky readers have a chance at receiving them, no guarantees, but worth a shot, and worth going regardless.
By: Victor Rivero