It's fair to say that augmented reality has moved from a cool technology that might be neat for students to try to a credible teaching tool that fits just as easily in K-12 classrooms as it does in higher education.

Advocates have long said augmented reality helps boost student engagement and also helps reach those with varying learning styles.

Many educators see that augmented reality "takes what is real and enhances or overlays information to get more out of exploring our world," said David Loveland and Jim Wasserman, teachers at The Parish Episcopal School in Dallas.

Augmented reality differs from virtual reality in...

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