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KIS FIRST IN THAILAND TO INSPIRE STUDENTS WITH AUGMENTED REALITY SANDBOX

Press Release   •   Jan 12, 2018 15:35 +07

The Augmented Reality Sandbox at KIS International School

KIS has created an Augmented Reality Sandbox for educational purposes. The sandbox is real. Students can shape the sand to create mountains, dams, rivers and lakes. With help from a 3D camera, which measures the distance to the sand below, the topographic lines, elevation colours and water are created and projected onto the sand in real time. Students can also make it rain, changing the topography, by holding their hand above the sand. KIS designed and added a unique feature specifically for younger learners. Two physical buttons, connected and coded using Makey Makey, were incorporated with the sandbox to create a flood or a drought.

This hands-on experience will be part of the KIS Maker Space in support of the learning of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) subjects, including geography, topography, landforms, geology and hydrology.

Students and adults at KIS International School are enjoying this engaging interactive activity. We welcome other schools to contact us about setting up your own interactive sandbox. 

KIS International School is an IB World School, offering the International Baccalaureatefor children from 3- 18. This academically rigorous and balanced curriculum consists of the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma.

KIS is a medium-sized school with a warm and caring atmosphere. The campus, located close to the centre of town, is green and spacious and has elaborate facilities. Our exceptional, vibrant and supportive teachers encourage our students’ love of learning.KIS graduates go to excellent universities around the world.

KIS International School is licensed by the Thai Ministry of Education.  It is an active member of the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT) and East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS).  KIS is authorised by the International Baccalaureate and is an accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS).

www.kis.ac.th

Contact: 

Linda Belonje

Director of Marketing and Development

KIS International School

02-2743444 ext 4116, linda@kis.ac.th 

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