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By JULIE WOOTTON-GREENER
The Times-News 

Augmented reality sandbox teaching disabled students geology

 

January 19, 2018



GOODING, Idaho (AP) — This isn't your childhood sandbox.

You don't sit in it and make sandcastles. Instead, you load a topographic map on a computer and project a 3D image onto the sand. After sculpting it with your hands, you can feel geological features such as mountains and canyons.

In early December, the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind in Gooding purchased an augmented reality sandbox using a $10,000 grant from the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

The $7,000 sandbox — a big box on wheels kept in a corner at the school library ...



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