Augmented Reality (3D) Children’s Storybook Will Come Alive at ISTE 2016

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Alive Studios will announce the release of its first augmented reality children’s storybook next week at ISTE 2016 in Colorado. This unique book is great for parent engagement and classroom use for Prek to 3rd graders. The free Storybooks alive app makes the storybook come alive with eye-popping 3D interactive animations on tablets and smartphones.

It’s so funny when teachers see our animated characters pop into their mobile devices. They get as excited as the kids do.

Alive Studios is an educational software company based in the Atlanta area that is introducing a new augmented reality printed storybook, Amos Alligator Arrives at the Airport, into its current line of reading and math programs for PreK to 3rd graders. Their new interactive storybook is one of only a handful in early education that utilizes the emerging technology known as augmented reality. The free Storybooks alive™ app provides young readers with an unforgettable 3D experience and transports them into an imaginative and exciting adventure.

“It’s so funny when teachers see our animated characters pop into their mobile devices. They get as excited as the kids do,” stated Cynthia Kaye, Chief Zoo Keeper of Alive Studios. This new book and its accompanying app will be featured by Alive Studios next week in its exhibitor Booth #2652 at ISTE 2016.

“Our main products are great in the classroom, but we didn’t have a product that encouraged parental engagement…until now,” added Kaye. The free Storybook app is rich with activities for parents and children to work through together. A Cobb county school principal in Atlanta stated, “When I first saw a beta version of the book and heard about the free app, I instantly saw in my mind all the parents together at parent-teacher conferences and instructing them to download the app.”

The Storybooks alive app is available now on the iTunes App Store and Google Play and the printed book can be purchased from The app allows young readers to point their tablet or smartphone camera at the pages in the storybook and have the characters jump to life in augmented reality on the device. The 3D elements and characters interact with the reader as they are touched on the screen. Children can have the book read to them by the app with a simple touch or they can read by themselves.

“Our first augmented reality Storybook teaches the letter A and the sounds it represents, along with several sight words as children are engaged with Amos’s adventure,” said Kaye. She added, “We are very pleased to be announcing our new book at ISTE 2016 in Colorado June 27-29, one of the premier technology shows for education worldwide.”

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Alive Studios provides supplemental reading and math solutions for PreK-3rd grade. They are the world's first company to develop an Augmented Reality curriculum for early education. For more information on Alive Studios’ full suite of educational products, please visit their website at

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
The creator and steward of the definitive education technology standards. Their mission is to empower learners to flourish in a connected world by cultivating a passionate professional learning community, linking educators and partners, leveraging knowledge and expertise, advocating for strategic policies, and continually improving learning and teaching.

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