Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are the new hot trends in education. But what does that mean and how is it going to benefit our students? AR superimposes information on our world through the use of a device; VR—a computer-generated environment in which we can interact and be immersed—is typically done with VR goggles and allows you to see a different world or space with 360-degree vision. These new tools may seem futuristic, but we are already living in the world of AR and VR.

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  • About the Author:

    Dr. Rob Furman serves as principal at South Park Elementary Center outside of Pittsburgh, Penn., and has truly become a sought-after leader in topics surrounding the field of education today. He is the author of several books, including Reading, Technology, and Digital Literacy and the bestselling The Future-Ready Challenge.