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After watching the video below, I knew I had to figure this augmented reality thing out. I was hooked, interested, amazed, and couldn't get enough... neither could my students!
Aurasma is the app I use to create augmented reality. I find it to be reliable, and it's used by many.
- augmented reality: making something come to life
When the students went to a special, I decided to do just that. I video taped myself sharing information about certain pages within the book. I slapped a sticky note on that page with an "A" so that the kids would know that page was augmented. Then, I put the book with an iPad in our social studies center so they could experiment with this activity independently.
Roller Coaster is a fantastic book for teaching small moments. You can click here to see it on Amazon!
Finally, click the square to the left of the magnified glass to go back to the normal Aurasma capture screen. Now, hold your device about 12 inches away from the Homelink image below:
Aurasma is a free app available for Apple and Android devices.
This document can even be placed in a center for students to reference.
I would love to come to your school and work with teachers on ways to integrate technology into the classroom. I recently was a featured presenter at the MACUL conference in Michigan with over 4K educators in attendance. I'll also be presenting two session at this year's ISTE conference in San Antonio, Texas along with doing an Ignite session. Additionally, you can see me this summer for the national SDE Extraordinary Educator's Conference in Chicago. I was also named as one of Scholastic's 2013-2014 Top Teachers. I look forward to partnering with Scholastic over the next year.
Please click here to contact me regarding future workshops and conferences.
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