Friday, September 27, 2013

Aurasma Number Talks

Last Tuesday was RES's math night.  On a whim, a teacher and I decided to try out Aurasma which is an up-and-coming Augmented Reality app.  It's been said to be almost a QR code on steroids.  When you scan an image (called a trigger image) with an ipad or iphone a video or picture (called an overlay) will pop up.

Check out how Auramsa works here:
http://www.ted.com/talks/matt_mills_image_recognition_that_triggers_augmented_reality.html


And here:
http://www.aurasma.com/aura/


For math night, Mrs. Rogers' kids and I created virtual math talks.  The students discussed a math problem with each other and recorded their work on paper, I recorded them explaining their thinking, and then we quickly and easily created the "Aura".  The resulting picture was a screenshot of what my phone was showing.


Examples of how to use Aurasma in the classroom:

  • Book talk videos shown when you scan a book cover
  • Project explanations when you scan the project
  • Self-portraits with the child telling us more about him or her
  • And the list could go on...

Want to try it?!  I'd love to see what you create!  Better yet, let me help!

To get started, download the free Aurasma app:




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