Kids love to play Hide and Seek. Hide and Seek AR is similar to the popular game with a new twist: The players use the app to hide and find geometric shapes in an augmented reality environment.
Hide and Seek AR is a two player game. The game begins when the first player closes his or her eyes while the second player uses the iPad to hide three geometric figures in the augmented reality environment. When three shapes have been hidden, the first player passes the iPad to the second player whose task is to find the objects before time’s up (3 minutes).
It’s a great way to introduce elementary age students to the names of geometric figures. Both 2D shapes and 3D solids are used in the game. Synthetic speech is also used so students can hear directions and also the names of the geometric figures.
A list of geometric figures is shown at the bottom of the screen. Students can scroll through the list by swiping left or right. A variety of shapes are available in different colors.
Students can place a shape in the Augmented Reality by tapping places on the screen. The virtual objects ‘magically appear’ and can be viewed from various angles by walking up to and around the object.
Hide and Seek AR is easy to use. Buttons are used to control most of the activity. The app would be appropriate for most elementary age students.
Hide and Seek AR is available with a volume discount for educational institutions. Hide and Seek AR can be purchased worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store. It also available through Apple’s volume purchase program. Schools get a significant discount when purchasing multiple copies of Hide and Seek AR. Contact Apple Education for more information about the volume purchase program. Please visit Ventura Educational Systems’ website for more information about this and other iOS and tvOS apps for education.
Other apps that use Augmented Reality are: