Project 252

Aurasma

Contributed by MountAnville_Lib (@MountAnvilleLib)
EdTech Tool Name:Aurasma
Bref Description:Impressed by the animated images in Harry Potter’s Daily Prophet? Now you can produce the same effect using Aurasma. Aurasma is an augmented reality app which allows you to connect videos/animations to images in books/posters/newsletters etc. The video or aura is triggered when the image is viewed using a mobile device. Simple to use and the students love it.
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Android (phone/tablet) App
  • IOS (iPhone/iPod Touch) App
  • IOS (iPad/iPad Mini) App
Website/Weblinks:
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:presentation, collaboration
EdTech Tool Uses:The librarian and book club members wanted to celebrate Tech Day in our school library. Our book club members decided to promote their favourite books. They liked the idea of producing book trailers and they wanted to get as many students as possible to view them. The librarian divided the students into groups and each group produced a book trailer (a video promoting the book) and a poster which included the book cover of their favourite book. Using the Aurasma Studio, students linked the poster to the video making the book cover image as the trigger image. The posters were then placed in different locations in the school library. The school community downloaded the Aurasma App onto their mobile device (smart phone or tablet) and were able to look at the different book trailers (auras) by looking at the poster though the lens of their device. It certainly delivered the WOW factor.
Education Level(s):
  • Post-Primary (Junior)
Academic Subjects:All Academic Subjects
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Completely, 100% free
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