My library is not quiet. As much as I can, I strive to have my students engaged and excited about learning and exploring new things. One of those new things is augmented reality (AR).

Recently, an AR company gave interactive lessons for my class of 25 sixth-graders. The company was here for three hours and my students were engaged and excited the entire time. It was amazing to watch, and I thought, “This is a medium that we definitely have to explore.”

The challenge with this technology is that it looks fun, but many of us don’t have a concrete plan to...

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  • About the Author:

    Susan Sclafani is the librarian at Oregon Middle School and the lead librarian in the Patchogue-Medford (NY) School District. She also serves as a member of the Eastern Suffolk BOCES School Library System Council. You can find some of her lessons and insights on her site My Library Is Not Quiet.