Catawba College Librarians Teach SHS Students about Augmented Reality
November 14, 2018
Two Catawba College librarians visited Salisbury High School on Monday, November 5, to help 70 9th and 10th grade students and their teachers learn about Augmented Reality. The students plan to use their new AR skills to produce an Augmented Reality (AR) interactive poster that will be used to pitch their original video game ideas to a fictional game production company.
Catawba’s Corriher-Linn-Black Library Director Earl Givens, Jr. and Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship Librarian Amanda Bosch conducted the AR clinic in the Salisbury High School Media Center during first through third periods.
SHS students were paired within Blended Learning groups to develop their video game proposals. These student are participating in an Inclusion English classroom that partners Resource students with General Education students. The students used this project to master “hard content” from Standard Course of Study, as well as interpersonal “soft skills’ that are required for contemporary learners to be successful in today’s rapidly changing, technology driven, corporate world.
The students’ final posters will be displayed in January at SHS’s Project Based Learning community showcase event and in Catawba’s library. These display opportunities will be open to students, their families, and other members of the broader community.
Two Catawba College Education Department Alumni now faculty members at SHS, Scott Bosch and Kelly Goodman, oversaw the AR clinic.