The latest development in Augmented Reality technology is the use of an Augmented Reality Journal to help children improve their literacy skills. Children use a special type of pen, which allows them to write text on a large screen. This type of pen has been designed specifically for writing in an Augmented Reality environment and is called an Augmented Reality Journal.
It looks just like a normal pen, with the large screen computer at the front, and a page at the back. There are buttons on the top right-hand side of the page which allow a child to open a page, write, and close the page. A number of features can be set up, including the type of handwriting that will appear on the page. This type of pen has been specifically designed to look like the child’s real handwriting. It also enables a child to erase unwanted letters with the tap of a button.
The child uses this pen to write on the screen which displays the information they wrote. The text they write will be shown in black and white. If the child then tries to erase the text by clicking on the eraser button on the page, the screen will change to the colour so that it will be easier for them to erase the data they wrote. The child’s spelling will also be displayed so that they know where they are getting the spelling wrong.
The child can then print out the results of their writing in the real life environment. They can then take their pen with them when they go to school. The information written will be displayed in the handwriting of the child.
A child will usually have several pages printed out and using a different coloured pen to write each page. If they find the page they want to erase too difficult to erase, they can just erase the whole page. If they want to erase one part of a word, they can simply highlight that area. The screen will change colour so that the children can now see which part of the word needs to be erased.
A child will have the choice of erasing the entire page or just deleting a small section of it. If a section of the page needs to be erased, then it will display a different colour to the rest of the page. If the child wants to undo the action, they can do it by tapping the eraser button.
The real environment which the child uses to practice reading will look exactly like the one that they are used to seeing in their home, even down to the paper and pen used to write in the page. They will write just as they would in the real world, including spelling mistakes.
All of the same rules apply to the real world experience. Children need to learn to recognise and spell and read in the real world, and they will read the same text that you might expect to read in a book. The words will appear in black and white.
A child is able to use the pen and erase words at any point. As soon as they have written the text, they can erase any part of it.
The real world will look exactly the same, even if the child has written different text in two different books. This is possible because the text will be stored on their computer. The children can write any of the text that they want, then take it to their favourite book store to store. and take back to their favorite library.
When they come back from their school, they will have a copy of the journal they took with them. The child will then be able to read what they wrote, with all of the spelling errors they made clearly visible. As the children get older, they can move onto harder books and harder words, as well as more complex paragraphs.
As they get older, they may wish to start playing more games in their journal, such as crosswords or Sudoku, and they can do this in their actual activity. Once they start to play more physically active games, then the journal will become a fun way for them to develop physically.