Jason Crouse presented on a tool called AURASMA (click here to go to the site), it's an augmented reality site. Below is a brief video clip of what the teachers were seeing during his presentation. He gave each teacher a packet with 4 sheets of paper and each paper when hovered over while using this app, presented something different. One item was a photo of a document, one was a video of a gym class, one was a math lesson which appeared when you hovered over a particular math problem and the other was a video of students giving a presentation. This tool was so engaging and it was amazing to see documents come to life in some way. You can tell by the positive noise going on during the presentation that the teacher were enjoying what they were seeing.
Check out the video and then go to the site and sign up and look at the other demos available. It has a free version which is what Jason used, but there is also an upgrade for those who want more then the free version allows. Jason shared that on the free version you just have to have the items loaded on your device. I put the video inside a tool called Edpuzzle because I added a survey question at the end of the video. It's a short clip only about 3 minutes long so please check it out and participate in my one question yes/no survey. Thanks.
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Edpuzzle - Assessments while watching a video.
More Augmented Reality Apps
Fetch! Lunch Rush App - FREE
In case you hadn’t heard, Ruff Ruffman, canine host of the PBS KIDS TV series, FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman, is making a movie! Of course, he’s in over his head and he needs your help, like, yesterday.
In this Augmented Reality, multi-player game, you need to keep up with lunch orders from Ruff’s movie crew. The challenge is keeping track of how many pieces of sushi everyone wants.
Since the most important job on a movie crew is filling everyone’s belly, you’ll need to think fast and be quick on your feet to keep the sushi straight. Both your brain and body will be moving once you spread out the game pieces (Augmented Reality markers) and start taking orders. No sweat? See if you can make it all the way to Top Dog. Better yet, see if you can get there before your friends do.
This game was funded by a grant from the Department of Education and is designed to supplement national standards for first and second grade math curricula.
For more fun with Ruff Ruffman, visit the FETCH website at pbskids.org/FETCH. Click here for a visit to the site where you can see a demo.
Print the flash cards. Launch the app, point the camera at the image on each of the cards, and see the intricate augmented reality stories spring to life. Click the image to learn more about this tool.
In order to use the lesson in a whole class format you will need to use an iPad dock VGA adaptor and projector. (About Apple Digital AV Adapters for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can use a Digital AV or VGA adapter to connect your iOS device to a display, like a TV, projector, or computer monitor)