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EAST Initiative 2012 Conference Winners

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by admin on April 6, 2012

Congratulations 2012 Conference Winners
Virtual Reality Competition VRDL
Visualize the classroom of the future, where students from around the world learn by sharing and creating a virtual educational environment. Utilizing techonology, students will explore places that they have only imagined, communicating and interacting with other students to support their journey and exploration. Prior to the Virtual Reality [...]

Scott Jochim, owner of Digital Tech Frontier and creator of the Augmented Reality Development Lab and Popar™ Books, will be attending the Faculty Technology Fair at Phoenix College on Friday in Phoenix, Arizona.
During the fair, the faculty will be able to get a glimpse into how Augmented Reality works and how it is currently used in education, both [...]

Recently EAST Initiative* awarded 8 schools After Hours and Upgrade Grants for the Augmented Reality Development Lab from Digital Tech Frontier worth over $20,000.  Each school will be receiving all the necessary hardware and software to create, build and share the latest in Augmented Reality.
EAST Students from West Fork High School are working on their [...]

According to staff reports by the the eSchool News Staff, Boulder Valley School District sees benefits to 3D lessons, including stronger student engagement and better retention. Check out the article!
In a survey of high school students involved in the pilot, 76 percent said they preferred learning in 3D over traditional methods.In one [...]

Augmented Reality Mixed Media Brochure

by admin on July 18, 2011


The Augmented Reality Development Lab (ARDL) Module Creation Tool lets users actually develop and create their own Augmented Reality modules. Utilizing programs like Google SketchUp, Lightwave, 3D Max, Ogre, and Maya, users can make their models and then import them into the Module Creation Tool that then allows them to convert their model into [...]

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.
For more information on Sir Ken’s work visit: Sir Ken Robinson elaborates on how every country on earth is attemting to reform public education for two reseaons. [...]

Learning by Playing: Video Games in the Classroom
The way children learn, read, and experience adventures is ever so changing.  The typical classroom consisting of black boards and overhead projectors is a thing of the past. Children are now learning through new facets such as Augmented Reality and video games.  For quite some [...]

The Augmented Reality Development Lab (ARDL) has grabbed a strong hold in K-12 classrooms through out the world. With Augmented Reality, lessons come to life in a whole new way. Literally add a whole new dimension of excitement and accessibility to subjects like geography, math, science and history by allowing students to feel like they [...]

The fun begins when users will receive a standard postcard in the mail that contains a special black and white patterned symbol. Next they will need a computer, webcam, and the website Once they are on the site, hold the postcard in front of the webcam. POOF! The symbol is then recognized by a [...]

What is EAST?
EAST is an educational initiative — we’re trying to make learning better. Better for students, better for teachers, and better for society.
Students in EAST programs perform service learning projects. They see needs in their communities, and they work to meet those needs. EAST students are unique, however, in that they apply the latest [...]