Aurasma – Make Your Classroom an Augmented World

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Aurasma is HP Autonomy’s augmented reality platform. Aurasma’s image recognition technology uses a smartphone’s or tablet’s camera to recognize real world images and then overlay media on top of them in the form of animations, videos, 3D models and web pages.

Translation – It makes your classroom a 3D world where things are hidden except students have to find them.

Here is a video of what it is.

Here is a Prezi explaining how to use it in the classroom.   

5 Ways to use Aurasma in the classroom. 

Do your students need reading help?

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Then try Natural Readers!  They have a great copy and paste feature where students can copy the text that they would like to be read to them…..AND…..they can even select the voice and speed.

If you download it there are a ton more features such as highlighting the text as it reads to the students.  The student can upload the file and have the entire thing read to them!  Great for differentiation!

Staff Resources

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Student Logger has been moved to the menu tab called “staff resources” on the left hand side. in the menu bar.  In this area you will find:

Welcome to Goode Technology!

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There are four great resources you should check out right now:

Screenshot 2015-06-30 at 11.26.11 AMScreencast-O-Matic – This allows for easy recording of your screen.  When you are finished with the videos, upload them to Google Drive, and share them with your students.  This is great tool to aid in comprehension and ease teacher frustration.  I use it in web development to demonstrate concepts and allow students to work at their own pace.  There is also an iPad version.

Screenshot 2015-06-30 at 11.27.07 AMKahoot!  – Gamify your lesson!  Whatever smart device in the room (phones, tablets, desktops) turns into a free buzzer (clicker).  Students compete against each other while they review.  You create the review questions and students select the answer in a timely manner.  The quicker they respond the higher their score!  It also broadcasts all of their scores as an option.  When the quiz is over download the excel results to track comprehension.

Screenshot 2015-06-30 at 11.27.44 AMPollEverywhere – Give students a new way to respond instead of raising their hand.  Create a question or ask for feedback while you are presenting and students are given the freedom to type their questions and hear their response.

Edsurge – Want to hear about the latest and greatest in technology?  Check out EdSurge!  Keep up to date on the latest trends in technology