Thursday, July 1, 2010

Civil War + Augmented Reality=Student Engagement

It's very appropriate. On the 147th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg the American Civil War Augmented Reality Project begins a campaign on Kickstarter to make the use of augmented reality a "reality" for students studying the American Civil War.

Take a few minutes and watch the video on Kickstarter to get an understanding of the project. Contribute and you can get some cool shout outs and gifts if the funding goal is reached. At the very least spread the word about this cool project.

Just so you know the American Civil War Augmented Reality Project is the brainchild of high school history teacher and tech geek Jeff Mummert. Check out his Hershey Before Hershey project to get a sense of how history and technology can be melded to form a new and engaging tool to view our past.

Unfortunately, to make this project a reality we need funding. So please help us by spreading the word or contributing. Thanks!

Here are some of the American Civil War Augmented Reality sites (give us a shout out) :