If you haven’t seen Aurasma yet, you really ought to try it, because it is an amazing Augmented Reality app that offers huge potential in the classroom and for truly active learning. In this post we offer a few ideas that we hope you’ll find interesting.
Try our Auras
To give you an idea of just how amazing Aurasma can be we’ve turned out logo into an Aura, so if you open your Aurasma app (and yes, it works both on iOS and Android devices) the first thing you need to do is to tap the A symbol at the bottom of the app on your iPad/iPhone/Android… then tap the icon to search for a channel (the magnifying glass at the bottom). At this point search for Ymestyn Tuition and select our channel. Great! You are now following us
Now go back to the camera view within the app by tapping the A symbol again (bottom left) and point the camera at our logo below, or the one on the top left corner. You will something pretty cool happening. Come on, give it a go, it’s fun!
Now, we think this is a really nice way to show our intro video to our followers, but think about this for a business, or the logo of a school. Wouldn’t it be great, if when parents come to the door and pointed their smartphones at the logo a video message from learners came up to greet them?
Other tips and ideas!
But think also about the applications of this superb AR app in the classroom, or at home when our students revise for their exams! Take text books for examples, and in particular a Science book. Aurasma allows you to do pretty crazy stuff like recording a video of a science demonstration with your iPad (and by the way why not letting learners record these demonstrations?), set an image/diagram from a book that describes the demonstration in question as a trigger for your video within your Aurasma channel and invite your students to follow your channel, so that when they use their books to revise videos of the very things the books are trying to explain with static images start to appear! That would be like the magic of the Harry Potter’s newspapers, with the only difference that this is real.
Certainly, something like this would really make students’ books literally come to life!
At Ymestyn we always strive to use the latest technologies and techniques to bring outstanding teaching and learning to our students, so we will be uploading more Auras to our channel, but let us know how you’ve used Aurasma in the comments below.
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