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AR to A.R. — Recreation and attraction for students learning science through A.R.

Description: In recent years, Macao has achieved good results in the scientific quality evaluation of PISA test. The truth is the exact opposite, science atmosphere in Macao is not active and many students think that the content taught in the science class is irrelevant with their surroundings. The science content can't meet the interest of students and cause most of the students are not interested in the content of the class. Most of the students in the class are used to be a listener, and they don’t even understand something in daily life which involves the knowledge of science, but also won't discover it by themselves. In order to arouse students' science interest and satisfy their curiosity about life of science, it connects life with learning, arouses students' inquiring spirit and learning autonomy. In our projection and concept of "AR to AR", combined with AR technology, by scanning the identified objects in our daily life, they can discover the things

In our projection and concept of "AR to AR" which means "achieve learning in entertainment with augmented reality to "(Augmented Reality to Acknowledge by Recreation). The implication is that students can feel happiness in the process of absorbing knowledge through the way of learning with AR technology, and begin to enjoy the process. In the concept of "A.R. to A.R." , camera image recognition technology through Makar (mobile phone software) AR system identifies special marks on items, it can display a brief introduction to the text or film related to the item. We wish that students can feel the connection between science and daily life by learning more about science in daily life. Let the students discover the surroundings and study by themselves, turn the old way around which teachers are the all the work, now making students to be the stars in classroom, shine and bright. Science comes from daily life, starts and learns from daily life. It draws students' curiosity and autonomy for further learning through daily life, fun, easy learning and keeping them learning after graduation. Beside a brief introduction after identification of the mark, more interesting short videos or documents are attached to the QR code on the tag, let students know more about related knowledge and other applications, so that knowledge can be delivered in different levels. Students can decide for themselves how fast and how deep they want to discover and study. The whole process can be operated by students themselves. They can complete the process from finding problems and finding answers to understanding the principles alone. Not only can they be encouraged to find answers for their own questions, developing the habit of asking "why" and find the answer by themselves. Besides that, it allows them to experience that even simple phenomena can involve many scientific principles. It makes them feel that science is not confined to books only, it can be applied to real life and from there.

Organisation: Keang Peng Secondary School

Innovator(s): Cheong Wai Pou, Chan Ka Man

Category: Information Technology

Country: Macau

Gold Award