Augmented reality (AR) is described by Jaime Donally in a recent edWebinar as a "digital layer in our real world that gives an illusion that it exists in our space."

As she highlights, it is an exciting time, as emerging technologies associated with AR are feeling much more realistic. AR software such as Google Maps allows the viewer to have guidance as they are walking in a new area, and AR-embedded browsers can display 3D animated objects in real-life environments.

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    Eileen Belastock, CETL is the Director of Academic Technology for Mount Greylock RSD in Williamstown, MA, and also works with edWeb.net to write articles on their professional learning edWebinars. You can follow Eileen on Twitter @EileenBelastock.