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By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Cool virtual models for learning; AR has limitations.

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The ability to zoom in and look around an object or see a cross-section of an object creates a great learning opportunity, but augmented reality still has limitations. JigSpace certainly brings some topics to life, especially those that can't easily be viewed, like a cross-section of the heart, or a blocked artery. It's a chance to look inside and get a bit more detail. Kids can turn objects, zoom in and out, and see a progression of screens, but it's still not interactive in the way they're used to: It's like watching a 3D slideshow rather than truly engaging with the images. But kids will likely find this a much more entertaining way to learn than staring at a textbook. AR requires a room with enough ambient light to take a picture of a surface, and then it orients the device to that surface. It sometimes means viewing an object with distracting activity in the background or via an awkward camera angle. Most kids won't be bothered by that, however, so JigSpace is still a win, especially for teaching scientific and technological concepts. It will be an even larger win when they release the ability to create your own Jigs.

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