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Texas Teachers Weigh In On Augmented Reality Books

Alice Asevedo (left) and Laura Johansen (right) use iPads to discover what hidden content exists on these AR books. (Paul Flahive/Texas Public Radio)
Alice Asevedo (left) and Laura Johansen (right) use iPads to discover what hidden content exists on these AR books. (Paul Flahive/Texas Public Radio)

Getting kids to read books can be a challenge. Now, there’s a new tool that’s making its way into classrooms: augmented reality books. Augmented reality books use smartphones or tablets and add 3-D models and interactive video to traditional books. In Texas, teachers are working to ensure the books aren’t a toy.

Paul Flahive ( @paulflahive) of  Here & Now contributor Texas Public Radio reports.

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