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Augmented reality with Merge Cubes in the classroom

Video Overview

Dearbhla O’Sullivan, Scoil Mhuire Tullamore, describes how she uses augmented reality with Merge Cubes to bring subjects to life in the classroom.


A teacher describes how her school uses augmented reality with Merge Cubes and mobile devices including mobile phones and iPads. Science is the topic of choice in this example and Merge cubes are used in the classroom to explore the topic of the heart and lungs in greater detail. The pupils work in groups to explore and learn all about the different organs. Merge Cubes can be used from 1st – 6th class once the pupils are aware of the rules surrounding handling the cubes.

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Digital Learning Framework

This video supports the following statements of the Digital Learning Framework (DLF):

Teaching & Learning (1 Learner Outcomes)

  • 1.1 Statement: Pupils use appropriate digital technologies to foster active, creative and critical engagement in attaining challenging learning outcomes.

Teaching & Learning (3 Teachers’ Individual Practice)

  • 3.3 Statement: The teacher selects and uses teaching approaches appropriate to the learning objective and to pupils’ learning needs. Teachers are aware of, and purposefully use, a range of digital technologies appropriate to the learning objectives and learning needs of their pupils when designing learning activities.

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, Primary, Collaboration, Multi-grade, Online Resources, STEM

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