Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Augmented Reality

Still in it's beginning stages, Augmented Reality has quite a future in education.

Want a quick look at just what AR can do?  Download coLAR - coloring pages come to life.  It's quick, painless and you'll look at it and say, how can I do that?

Enter Aurasma Augmented Reality platform encouraging students and teachers to become creators!

I've created one for GVC.  You will need to download the aurasma app to your iPad, or smart phone.  
Open the app.  At the bottom, click on the large A.  It will open, and you can now see several tools.  Click the magnifying glass to find and follow my channel: jbarnstable.

Now you will need to either have this picture on another device (like a computer) or print it out on a piece of paper.  YES, I said paper!

With your mobile device, click the rectangle and aim at the image.  A blue ripple will appear and an animation will begin!  Tap the animation once to have it load full screen.

Examples for classroom use from a teacher who uses Aurasma.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Animated Presentation

The VideoScribe app (which can be used on the iPad) creates an interesting presentation that will wake up the audience.

Available from the app store or also desktop versions for both Windows and Mac.  (Those however are on a monthly subscription.)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013!

All educators battle with 'research' on the Internet vs 'copying' from the Internet.! is not only a good way for any individual to create archives of notated information, but a super way for collaborative work by students on a topic being studies.  Students like it because they can present something that has the original article (clickable for full read) as well as their personal comments on this article and why it was chosen to add to this particular Scoop.  Their insights accompanying the article can reveal a depth of thinking that is usually missing in other presentations.

Here's an example: a group of high school freshmen created this Scoop when studying healthy lifestyles for teens.