We have been having a lot of fun with the app Chatterpix! I took a picture of each of the snowmen and had the children bring their snowmen to life using the Chatterpix app. They had to add a mouth to their snowman and then talk for thirty seconds as if their snowman was talking. Some children chose to speak as their snowmen and others choose to speak in a conversation with their snowman. Some students preferred to talk about making their snowman with their family. Then I took the Aurasma app to link the Chatterpix video to their picture. Aurasma is an augmented reality app that lets you augment the viewing experience by adding another layer of participation to the object. In this case it is the picture of the snowman. To see the Chatterpix video you simply hold the iPad over the picture. The picture is now the trigger image within the Aurasma app that triggers the link to the Chatterpix video. This is called an aura. I have created auras for each of the snowman pictures linking the pictures and the Chatterpix video.
To see the auras you will need to download the Aurasma app. It is free! You do not have to join or sign in to see the auras. Click on the little triangle shape at the bottom of the screen. Choose the search option. Search for mrsantonsclass. You will be directed to all the auras that I have posted to that channel. Choose the channel option at the top of the screen. Click on the link for mrsantonsclass and you will be given an option to follow, like, or share the auras. You can choose to follow our channel by clicking on the follow option. Now all the auras posted to that channel will become available on the device you are using. Then you choose the option at the bottom of the screen that looks like a window. Hold the ipad over one of the pictures on this screen and a swirling image that lets you know the aura is activating.
You will then see the video staring up!
As you can see I was able to access the aura on my computer screen while writing this post!
Once you set up to follow a channel you will be able to access all of the auras that are created on that channel on that device. You will need to set up each device that you use to view the auras the first time. After that, you will be able to access any auras posted to the public channel when you use that device. Sometimes I post things to the private channel. Then you only get to see it if I email you the link. Lately, I have been posting everything to the public channel. Their projects are just so much fun to share!
I have also created a special page for all of our snowmen iPad project movies! They are all together in one space! Just click on the link at the top of the page to see the wonderful work the children did using the snowman pictures and the Explain Everything app! Enjoy!
I have also created auras for our dinosaur pictures that we took! When you hold the iPad over the picture you can see the dinosaur Chatterpix videos we created.
I will need to upload all the pictures to a page for you to view them.
You can also access this aura from the creative writing exercise that we completed about the dinosaurs invading our classroom!
I have created a page for the dinosaur pictures and the snowman pictures. You should be able to see the pages at the top of this blog! Just click on the page link at the top of this blog.
When you visit the page you will be able to activate the aura right away using your device and the picture on the computer screen.
Or you can wait for the pictures to come home in the scrapbook! I’m too impatient for that!