We have been having a lot of fun with the Walking with Dinosaurs app. This is a really cool augmented reality app that lets us pose with an augmented image of a variety of dinosaurs. We use the photo booth section of the app to create these life like images! The children choose the dinosaur they wish to pose with and what they want to act out. Then I take a picture of them with the dinosaur superimposed on the picture. It looks real, doesn’t it!
We used these pictures to create a movie trailer about “The Day the Dinosaurs came to School” using the iMovie app. The children had a really good time helping me with the captions for the movie trailer. It was a great taking off point for a creative writing exercise about what happened with “their dinosaur”! They did a great job!
Then I used the Aurasma app to attach the iMovie trailer to their story. I put the trigger image for the movie on their writing paper.
The Aurasma app allows me to attach a video to a trigger image. The trigger image I choose is the little triceratops on the picture. When they hover the iPad over the image it triggers the iMovie trailer to open and play! Please come in and ask to view it with one of our iPads.
I will also be sending the trigger picture home in the next few days as well as the directions to view the image at home. You will need to download the Aurasma app on your device. This app is free at this time. To view the trailer you need the link and the trigger image as I have not placed it on our public channel. We used this app earlier this year for our At My School book we created on the iPad.
We have been having a great time with a new app called Chatterpix. I used this app to create this little video! You can add your voice and animate the picture to appear as if the picture is talking with this app. Lots and lots of giggles with this one.
We have been slowly having the children take turns animating their dinosaur pictures using this app. The children have to decide who will do the talking in their video. Then they mark the mouth on their picture and start recording! It is not easy to think of what your character will say for thirty seconds! I have been attaching the videos to each of their dinosaur pictures using the Aurasma app. The Dinosaur stories will have two trigger images. The dinosaur for the dinosaur movie and the picture of them and their dinosaur for their Chatterpix video. Definitely a fun app with lots of possibilities!