IEEE Article: Helping High Schoolers Move the (Virtual) World

http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/cg/2013/01/mcg2013010070-abs.html

“In a workshop, high school students built a virtual world for a car-racing game. The prerequisites were math;rather than programming skills; instructional scaffolding (OpenGL templates and tutors) aided students through their programming tasks. This workshop was an alternative to other measures (for example, Microsoft’s recent campaign) to get high school students interested in computer science.”

BuildAR, which provides the basic functionality required to construct augmented reality scenes

http://www.buildar.co.nz/buildar-free-version/

In 2008, HIT Lab NZ released the initial version of BuildAR, which provides the basic functionality required to construct augmented reality scenes. You can load a single 3D model onto each marker, and arrange the models using the graphical editing tools or the simple user interface. This version of BuildAR has continues to be free for non-commercial use