A Google AR adventure
That’s not a big blue ball on the floor at La Grange Elementary School. Not exactly. It’s a three-dimensional digital representation of the Earth — the augmented reality that LCPS students are experiencing this month through the Google Expedition AR app. Equipped with cell phones, students get to simultaneously examine objects as diverse as the sun or a ship wreck or human cells in three-dimensional clarity as the teacher — in this case La Grange fourth-grade teacher Amy Burke — guides their inspection by providing information and asking questions about what they’re seeing.