Friday, March 6, 2015

Augmented Reality in Spanish Class

This week, the eighth grade Spanish classes of both Mrs. Pidsadnick and Mrs. Smith visited the library in order to use Aurasma, one of our favorite tech tools.  Aurasma is an augmented reality app that allows videos to be attached to a trigger image.  When an iPad is held up to a trigger image, the Aurasma app then plays the video associated with the trigger image.

For this activity, the Spanish students viewed videos of great destinations in Spanish-speaking countries.  They then answered questions about each of the destinations they "visited" using Aurasma.
Accessing the videos using Aurasma.

Mrs. Pidsadnick offers guidance to students in period 2.

Once the videos were accessed, students could find a comfy spot in the library to watch the videos.

A video of a destination in a Spanish-speaking country.
This was the first time many of the students used Aurasma.  One student even said that it would be great if Aurasma would play videos off of ANY image - not just the trigger images we had set.  Can you imagine how fun that would be?  We hope to see the Spanish students back in the library again soon!

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