Augmented Reality Early Literacy Program Excites
Some incredible educational software is set to be released next month that will use Augmented Reality technology to boost literacy levels in young learners. The new software, known as Letters Alive, could represent the beginning of a shift in educational methods, and many schools will welcome this software and make use of these exciting new technologies to make teaching more effective and learning more fun for young children.
The software has been developed by Alive Studios, a company that strives to fuse education with new technologies like Augmented Reality to improve the teaching and learning experience for as many schools as possible. Since the Letters Alive software will soon be released on the Mac platform, it will be especially useful for schools that make exclusive use of Apple’s computers. The software is designed for use by children aged between three and eight and is actually the first ever program of its kind to make use of Augmented Reality.
To make the process of early literacy more engaging and enjoyable for young learners, the Augmented Reality technology is used to full effect; the various letters of the alphabet are associated with different animals that are essentially brought to life in 3D with the power of this fantastic new software. The animals are fully animated and will help children to develop their knowledge of words and the alphabet by associating different sounds and letters with the various animals. The software is then able to encourage the children to learn new words and sentences by making the whole process feel more like a playful activity than a traditional lesson.
The increasing availability of Augmented Reality technology essentially opens the door for all sorts of enhancements in the educational field, and Letters Alive is a shining example of the power of these technological advancements. The software itself has actually been available on PC for a number of years and is very popular in various countries around the globe, but its upcoming release on Mac represents an additional milestone for Alive Studios. With Apple recently purchasing an Augmented Reality company known as Metaio, users of Mac computers will surely see more software like Letters Alive in the future.
The usefulness of the Letters Alive software has actually been proven by independent studies. Research has shown that children who make use of this Augmented Reality software exhibit greater signs of letter naming and letter sound fluency than those who do not. Clearly, the benefits of new technology in the field of young education cannot be underestimated, with Alive Studios having also released a similarly successful piece of software designed to help children with mathematics.
The Mac version of Letters Alive will soon be arriving in schools and more young children will have access to this exciting new way of learning. This software represents the future and has been proven to be an effective way of boosting literacy in early learners. By making the process of letter association more fun and special than ever before, Alive Studios are setting the standard for future education methods.