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3DBear Oy
AR modelling
3DBear is an AR modelling app for education

3DBear app is an innovative learning application that allows users to build Augmented Reality scenes using virtual 3D models and their surroundings. It allows educators to teach various content in any grade level and any subject using Augmented Reality and 3D-printing. In addition to the app, 3DBear offers gamified, cross-curricular lesson plans, a class management tool and professional network, which will help teachers to integrate the technology effectively.

Age groups 
Middle school
High School
English and Finnish
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Not required
Offline play 
Internet required
Educational Quality

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

3DBear is an open tool for creation and exploration, and thus gives multiple option on how to learn. The solution includes lot of pre-curated material and ideas for the teachers, as well as plenty of 3D models which the learner can use, edit and explore independently. It's easy to share your creations and the teacher has a good access to the creations of the learners. All the materials promote active learning - the learners are encouraged to make things themselves related to various subjects.
3DBear supports learning new things through creative tasks, which is a great advantage of the product. The materials support learning new things through creative tasks, where prior skills or knowledge needs to be used in conjunction with new. In lesson plans 3DBear also offers high quality teaching materials, such as worksheets, to be used on the lessons. The learning goals are well presented on the materials, so the teacher can easily pick materials they want.
With 3D Bear, each user can create things easily and independently. The features for creation provide infinite learning outcomes, assuming the teacher has enthusiasm to create lessons around them. 3DBear lesson plans already provide plenty of ideas for them. The materials also have tips for differentiation of learning, so it's possible to design tasks fit for the individual learners.
Although the app is meant for individual use, 3DBear materials greatly promote face-to-face interaction to be part of the learning experience. The materials promote constructive group work and sharing of creations, also on the level of the whole school. Some of the lesson plans also focus on developing of the school environment, which creates the feeling of participation and involvement for the students. The app has good possibilities for sharing your work.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

3D Bear supports the teachers work by providing and AR 3D modeling tool for creative work.
3DBear inspires student to use imagination and explore their surroundings through novel technological solutions.
The company offers several high quality premade lessons for different subjects and uses.
3DBear inspires students to do teamwork and combine different skills and knowledge to solve problems.

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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