[caption id="attachment_37155" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Augmented reality overlays digital images and information on real-world settings."]Augmented reality overlays digital images and information on real world settings.[/caption]

A small but growing number of schools across the nation are turning classroom lessons into engaging experiences with augmented reality (AR), a technology that overlays digital information on top of real-world surroundings as viewed through a smart phone or other handheld, GPS-enabled device.

Proponents of the technology in education say augmented reality differs from virtual reality in that while virtual reality aims to replace a person’s perception of the world...

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