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Augmented Reality Isn’t a Dream

Augmented reality (AR) is no longer just embedded in some science fiction movie.  Today’s technology is enabling the general population to experience AR as they interact in everyday situations.

Imagining how AR could be used in the classroom may still seem like a far-fetched idea.  Or maybe you’re thinking it packs a high cool factor but lacks educational value.  I’m hoping by the time you finish exploring the resources in this post, you will see the possibilities.

For now, let’s just look at some AR apps (iOS) that you could use in your classroom…

Making books come alive

The children’s book, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a touching story with many themes.  From the far-reaching impact books can have on our lives, to the ways we can inspire those around us, this book is a treasure on its own.  But, then there’s the AR app…

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.09.24 AMFor $0.99, you can purchase an app that brings the pages of the book to life.  For some interactions, you are actually immersed in the story yourself.  Words don’t do this experience justice.  Take a look for yourself.  Go now.  I’ll wait.

I try to imagine a world where our students can experience an augmented reality environment with every book they read.

Interactive math and literacy

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.10.51 AMThe AR ABC Flashcards set will bring letters (and animals) to life.  First, you have to print the ABC animal flashcards to use with the app.  Then, as you hover over each flashcard, a 3D image of the animal appears.  You can tilt and turn to view the animal from different angles, and you can touch the animal on the iPad screen to hear the letter and animal name.  Take a look:

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.13.47 AMFETCH! LUNCH RUSH is a math app that helps students practice addition and subtraction facts up to 10.  Students act as a sushi server, and they have to solve math problems by finding the correct corresponding answer card.  Teachers can post the printed cards around the room and students must go to the correct card, use the iPad to activate the card, and click the 3D image of the sushi to solve the problem.  This app is free from PBS.  Check it out:

Virtual field trips

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.11.28 AMHelp your students experience objects and places from inside your classroom walls.  For example, NASA’s spacecraft 3D app turns a printed image of a rocky landscape into a robotic explorer.  Choose from a list of interactive spacecraft.  Watch in it action:

Create your own AR

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.11.59 AMWe already live in that world where students can create their own augmented reality environments.  Tools like Aurasma (free app) are making it happen.

The possibilities are endless.  Take a look at how this app is changing how students interact with their environment and how it is helping create meaningful learning.

Aurasma education articles

Examples of using Aurasma in education – and a how-to guide

Augment Reality with a “Virtual” Routine Schedule

There are tons of videos on Aurasma’s YouTube Channel.

Want a couple more AR apps to explore?

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.12.34 AMWell, there’s the one called My Dragon Toy.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.13.04 AMAnd then there’s this one, colAR Mix, which is. just. plain. cool.   Print the page.  Color it.  And watch it come to life.  So amazing.

 

 

Augmented reality is changing things.
And it is going to help our students see and learn in new ways.

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Exceptional Children Teachers: Discover What Your iPad Can Do!

Get the most out of your iPad! There are lots of features and settings on the iPad that you may not know about or may not have had time to explore.  Check out many of these features in the embedded document below, and see how you can maximize the functionality of this amazing tool!

Here is a sampling of iPad apps that can support the exceptional learners in your classroom.

App Icon
App Title and Link
Price
(as of 12/2013)
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 7.49.01 AM Scholastic Storia
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scholastic-storia/id491014756?mt=8
Free
(5 free books)
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 7.50.54 AM Story Dice
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/story-dice/id525351988
$1.99
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 7.51.31 AM Word Mover
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-mover/id572997152
Free
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 7.52.10 AM Montessori Letter Sounds
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/montessori-letter-sounds-learn/id494564125?mt=8
$2.99
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 7.53.34 AM Montessori Crosswords
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/montessori-crosswords-spelling/id384334005
$2.99
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 7.54.19 AM MyScript Calculator
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myscript-calculator/id578979413
Free
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 7.55.03 AM Little Digits – Finger Counting
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myscript-calculator/id578979413
$1.99
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.01.22 AM Montessori Numbers – Math Activities for Kids
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/montessori-numbers-math-activities/id547209737
$2.99
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 7.57.39 AM ClassDojo
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/classdojo/id552602056?mt=8
Free
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 7.58.21 AM Proloquo2Go
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/proloquo2go/id308368164
$219.99
An expensive app!  But it is an all-inclusive communication app!
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 7.59.06 AM Dragon Dictation
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-dictation/id341446764
Free
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 7.59.40 AM SoundingBoard
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soundingboard/id390532167
Free
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.03.54 AM SimplyNoise
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simplynoise/id380643227
$0.99
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.05.03 AM Toca Hair Salon 2
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toca-hair-salon-2/id569632660
$2.99
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.05.46 AM Sock Puppets
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sock-puppets/id394504903
Free
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.06.16 AM Educreations
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/educreations-interactive-whiteboard/id478617061
Free
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.07.25 AM ChatterPix
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chatterpix-by-duck-duck-moose/id734038526
Free
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.15.46 AM Common Core Standards
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/common-core-standards/id439424555
Free
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.09.24 AM IMAG-N-O-TRON: “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” Edition
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imag-n-o-tron-fantastic-flying/id534396897?mt=8
$0.99
(Must also have the book.)
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.10.51 AM AR Flashcards
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ar-flashcards/id502903392
Free
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.11.28 AM Spacecraft 3D
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spacecraft-3d/id541089908
Free
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.11.59 AM Aurasma
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aurasma/id432526396?mt=8
Free
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.12.34 AM My Dragon Toy
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-dragon-toy/id644337915?mt=8
Free
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.13.04 AM colAR Mix
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/colar-mix-3d-coloring-book-app/id650645305?mt=8
Free
 Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.13.47 AM FETCH! LUNCH RUSH
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fetch!-lunch-rush/id469089331
Free

(link to Scribd document)

Donna Murray’s Resources

Other Pinterest Boards

Find some free apps


Resources for using a switch with the iPad
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Direct link to these resources posted on my professional development site:  http://navigatepd.blogspot.com/2013/12/exceptional-children-teachers-discover.html 

Data Collection on the iPad

data collection apps

Looking for ways to collect student data on your iPad?  Here are a couple of resources for you.

Check out this Pinterest board with a bunch of data collection apps:
http://pinterest.com/dougpiper/lsp-ieps-data-collection-apps/

Or you can create a Google form and fill it out on your iPad:
http://chapelhillsnippets.blogspot.com/2011/06/idata-with-ipad-tutorial-for-therapists.html