We have a third year college teacher, @mattmurraynz, working with us this year and he is proving to be a handy innovator in his own right. One of his college assignments this term was to create an interactive display in the classroom. He told me his class were thinking, ‘What? How do you do that?’
With a little bit of chatter and after seeing a great ipad app called aurasma lite he came up with an idea for using augmented reality and the student’s learning about taonga – special treasures.
The student’s held their taonga and spoke about it’s importance to them, then Matt made this into a video. The video is uploaded to aurasma and a screen shot of the video was printed out and hung on the wall.
Matt then went through the steps on the app to take an image of the photo and linked it to the uploaded video. And below is the result. When you hold the aurasma app view finder up to the image it shows the video of the student speaking inside the image of the photo.
How cool would our classrooms, office foyers, shopping mall walls, and street signs be with this kind of interaction?