Teacher Review For Aurasma

Fun Interactive Presentation Tool

Nancy C.
Technology coordinator
PS 105K
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used Aurasma with my Fifth Grade Technology Students to a Final Graduation Project. This app allows users to have their pictures"come to life" The students wrote a memoir of their memories and attached their graduations pictures to the document. When the picture was scanned, a video appeared of the child vocalizing their sentiments. This app addressed Literacy Speaking and Technology Skills.
My Take
This augmented reality app has such great potential. When it works, it is a fantastic way to present and produce authentic pieces of work. It fosters collaboration. However, this app need some setting up time, and it sis;t always work. Some children's video did not scan so easily leading to a lot o frustration. It is probably best used in smaller classes or groups.