Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bring Augmented Reading Experiences To Your Students With Capstone's 4D!

There was something very exciting going on within the Capstone booth at the AASL Conference a few weeks ago!
Our friends at Capstone were showing all of us their amazing augmented reading experience product....Capstone 4D!  
Augmented reality or AR has become a popular way to deliver educational content.  It provides students with an enriched and creative learning experience that encourages retention, learning outcomes and the development of new skills and passions.

Augmented Reality (AR) content can be accessed by scanning or viewing a trigger image with a mobile device that creates a subsequent action. This action can be a video, another image, 3D Animations, Games, QR code, or whatever you want it to be.  

There are a variety of ways to bring AR to your library and classroom such as Chromville (which is one of my favorites), Quiver, Daqri and teachers can even create their own augmented reality educational content for students with AUGTHAT, which is perfect for differentiating instruction and driving student growth.  
And now our friends at Capstone have created a very special augmented READING experience for our students, libraries and classrooms too!  

Capstone 4D brings our readers an augmented reading experience through books. It blends the benefits of print books with bonus digital content to enhance learning and appeal to the YouTube generation. 
Readers can download the free Capstone 4D app to their favorite device from the Apple App Store or Google Play, or access through with a password found inside a 4D book, and see videos that relate to that book.
Currently students can experience Origami Crafting in 4D, 
which includes decorating, scrapbooking, ornaments and creating cards, and...
Curious Pearl Science Girl, where Pearl shares her excitement for STEM knowledge through four 4D books. 
The Curious Pearl series includes Curious Pearl Explains States of Matter, Curious Pearl Identifies the Reasons for Seasons, Curious Pearl Investigates Light and Curious Pearl Observes Migration.  

As the Capstone site explains, Curious Pearl, Science Girl is fun and quirky, and she's totally into science! Who says a girl can't love science? Pearl sure does, and she's out to tell everyone all about important STEM topics. 

With augmented reality features, readers will be able to scan sidebars and bring up videos to enhance their understanding of science topics.
With all of these books, it is very easy to launch and explore the augmented reality experience with Capstone 4D.
Watch this video and see how she creates origami while reading and interacting with the pages.  I can just picture this series in a Makerspace, which would be a terrific resource for creating something special and unique.

I love how the girl in the video is at home with the 4D book.  I know these would have been a favorite of my daughters to check out from the library as she created origami and learned about science too.

You can find the Curious Pearl 4D series here and Origami Crafting in 4D here on the Capstone site.

And one more exciting thing about Capstone 4D....This is just the start.
As Capstone's special press release about 4D states,

Capstone 4D spring releases are available for pre-order now on the publisher’s website. Books in the makerspace brand Dabble Lab will feature video content to help show how projects come together. 

New series will include: Epic Cardboard AdventuresJunior Makers 4DNext Chapter Crafts 4DAmazing Magic Tricks 4D, and Paper Airplanes with a Side of Science. Several series within the publisher’s Pebble Plus brand will also feature video content to help readers learn more on the topic, including Hands-On Science FunA Visit to…Animal OffspringInvestigate the Seasons, and Understanding Differences.
You will find the complete list of Capstone 4D including those coming up in the spring with a publish dates of January 1, 2018 here.
Matt Keller, Capstone Chief Marketing Officer shared,

Capstone 4D is an exciting way to bring another dimension to the pages of a book, engaging kids with a 360-degree view of a topic. Readers get the best of both worlds – kids who prefer print get bonus video content, and kids who prefer digital technology are highly motivated to explore the pages within a book. We hope librarians who haven’t had a chance to see Capstone 4D in action will visit us at AASL and see firsthand how these books can engage their readers and create inspired learning experiences in their schools.

Check out Capstone's 4D today....I know that you and your students will love this augmented reading experience too!  

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