#73: Holograms in the Classroom

#73: Holograms in the Classroom

"Class, have a seat and take out your notebooks. If you remember, yesterday we were beginning to talk about trigonometry."

I recall those brief seconds at the start of math classes to be the last English words I would understand for the next hour or so. Suffice to say, math and I didn't get along too well in high school.

Fast forward (not that many) years later, and educators are now using holograms to produce mesmerizing and strikingly comprehensive visualizations that make it easier for students to grasp trigonometric concepts.

Sean's sine wave demo, made with Unity, seen in a Looking Glass.

When he's not independently developing his own games, Sean Simon is an educator who understands that sometimes all it takes is the right visuals to communicate challenging information. Armed only with 2D textbooks, it's understandable how some students face difficulty navigating topics like trigonometry. This could change in the Age of the Hologram.

Image credit: Sean Simon's twitter.

We enjoying seeing content like Sean's because it shows that the 3D display capabilities of the Looking Glass might be the key to unlocking a new level of understanding for students today.

It doesn't end with math. We've seen signs that the Looking Glass is ready to revolutionize the world of education as a whole.

ScienceVR makes playful science AR/VR experiences in which users can be instructed by famous historical figures. They recently debuted a visualization of James Clerk Maxwell as a hologram in the Looking Glass.

It's important to prepare students for the future, and equally important that we educate them thoroughly on what came before them. An easy way to do this is to use current technology to craft educational experiences that students can engage with in meaningful ways. The Looking Glass brings lessons to life, and isn't that always the goal of the best teachers?

If you're an educator and are interested in introducing the Looking Glass to your students, send us a message at future@lookingglassfactory.com.

**this is part of our “100 Days of Holograms” series, where a few of us in the team at Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display being conjured around the world each day.

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