Community helpers come alive
1 Learning about Community Helpers
Students learn about different types of community helpers, this normally done in Social Studies.
This app is a greet resources for students to use for extra support in learning about community helpers.
2 Write your script
Ask students to pick a community help they feel is important and have them draw a picture of this person. This can be done on the iPad or on paper.
When done make sure to either take a screen shot of the student's work or take a picture of the drawing with the iPad. If on the iPad, make sure to print the pictures before creating your Aurasma.
Please think about a community help who you think is important. Using the drawing app, draw a picture of this person in their work setting using the Drawing Pad App. Make sure to take a screen shot when you are done and email it to your teacher.
Students write out their script for when they will record them selves. Prompt to use "I think (community helper's name) are important part of our community because...)"
Example: "I think Fireman are an important part of our community because they put out fires and help keep us safe."
Expand as much as you want depending on your students.
On a piece of paper please write the following sentence and fill in the needed information:
"I think __________________________ are an important part of our community because ________________________________________."
Using the camera app on the iPad, students record a video of them selves reading the sentence they wrote.
1. Find a friend that will help you record.
2. Your friend will hold your paper with your community helper sentence on it next to your iPad.
3. Record a video (no more then 10 seconds) of you reading your sentence explaining why you choose your community helper.
4. Make sure to speak clearly, re-record as many times as you need to, make sure to delete the videos you are not going to use.
5. Once you have a recording that you are happy with, help your friend the way they helped you.
Before class create a school account on Aurasma (free). All students need to logged into Aurasma, if your students are able they can do this them selves.
1. Open the Aurasma app.
2. Click "Allow" on the pop-up asking if Aurasma
3. Click "Login"
4. Type in the user name that is on the board.
5. Type in the password that is on the board.
6. Click "Skip
7. Click "Allow" on the pop up asking if Aurasma can use your camera.
8. Click the + sign in the top right hand corner.
9. Hold the iPad STRAIGHT above your picture of your community helper that your drew.
10. Make sure the white dot is in the green bar when you take your picture.
11. Click Device.
12. Click Upload -> Photo Album, tap on your video.
13. Watch the video to and answer these questions:
Can I clearly hear myself?
Can I clearly understand my words?
If the answers to both are yes, click Use, if the answer is no, record your video again.
14. Name your overlay "yourname-helper".
15. Click Done.
16. Make sure video is rotated the correct way then click "Next."
17. Name your Aurasma "yourname-helper".
18. Click Submit.
6 Interactive Walking gallery
Hang the student's printed pictures of their community helpers on a wall, allows students to walk around with their iPads, using the Aurasma app to view their peer's work.
1. Make sure you are holding your iPad with 2 hands.
2. Open Aurasma.
3. Click the purple circle on bottom.
4. Place the dancing dots above a picture, watch the whole video before moving on to the next one.
Key Standards Supported
Speaking & Listening
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.