June 18, 2015 · 8:30 pm
This is the alphabet book that we created this year using augmented reality! We think it is pretty cool!
We used a combination of apps to create this project. The children have been using the app AR Alphabet Flashcards this year a lot!
They love trying to hold the augmented images that appear when you hold the iPad over the trigger images.
We created the pictures for our pages in our book by having each student pick a letter. Then they searched the classroom to find other real objects that began with the letter they had chosen. We grouped the letters together around the trigger image picture. Then we opened up the app and took a picture of our collections with the trigger imaged engaged.
The children then imported the picture they took into the app Strip Designer from the camera roll. We used a simple frame to title each page. They then used the balloon option in this app to label the objects in the picture.
I imported all the pictures into Explain Everything in alphabetical order. Then we had Owen, Celia, and Elsa narrate the story!
We then saved it to the camera roll and I uploaded it to our Youtube channel to share with the world!
We hope you like it!
October 19, 2014 · 4:13 pm
Over the past few weeks, the children have been experimenting with a variety of augmented reality apps. The first one I introduced is a favourite of mine called AR Alphabet Flashcards. I love this app. When the students hover the iPads over the trigger images, an augmented image of an animal appears as if by magic! The app is still free. You need to print off the trigger images on a color printer. You can find these images at the AR Flashcards website.
The children like to see if they can pick up the animals by putting their hand underneath the image. If you tap on the screen you can hear a child say the name of the letter and the animal. Too cute. We will be using these images later this year to create an augmented reality alphabet book. You can see the one we created last year here.
This app also includes some dinosaur images!
We have also been doing a little with the CoLAR app. This is an awesome little app. I gave the students a special coloring sheet about pumpkins that has an augmented image embedded in the page. When they hold the iPad over the image within the app the trigger engages and the pumpkins begin to dance around! It also picks up the exact colors that the student used to color their page. Lots of fun.
We have also started our science experiments. I hope the children remembered their promise to do this one over the sink!
A couple of the students had to hold onto their cups for a long time before the force of gravity exerted itself! Lots of fun! Wet, too!
June 12, 2014 · 7:18 am
This is our Augmented Reality Alphabet Book! We think it is very cool! We have been working with the AR Flashcards app a lot this year! This book is a compilation of a lot of work!
The children each choose a letter of the alphabet and then scoured the room looking for items that begin with their letter’s sound.
Once they had a good collection of items we arranged them around the trigger picture for that letter in the AR Flashcards app! Then we opened up the app and took the picture of their collections when the trigger was activated! Very cool!
Then we used the Strip Designer app to import the pictures to create a page for each alphabet letter. We wanted to make an alphabet book to share with the kindergarten class!
We made a variety of pages using these pictures. We made pages with the trigger picture and other pictures using Doodle Buddy as well as taking pictures of items in the classroom or the school! Once the students got started they wanted to make more than one!
Then we decided that we needed the label the objects in our pictures. We used the text function in Strip Designer to add the captions to our pictures.
Then we took all the pages and imported them into another app called Explain Everything!
After we had the book put together with all the pages we had to record our voices on each page. Each student recorded their page!
Once the book was complete we saved it to the camera roll!
Then we watched and listened to our book! Too cool!
I uploaded the book to my channel on Youtube so we can share it with everyone! We think we might have made the very first Augmented Reality alphabet book!
Way too much fun!
May 14, 2014 · 8:55 pm
We have been having a lot of fun creating a lot of cool things on the iPads! We are working on an augmented reality alphabet book! Each of the students has chosen a letter of the alphabet and have collected a variety of things found in our classroom that begin with their letter. Then we put the collection together with the trigger picture from the AR Alphabet app. Once the trigger is activated we take the picture of the collection!
We are then taking the pictures and importing them into Strip Designer to create a page for our alphabet book!
The children are also creating a page with text using Strip Designer. The children are importing pictures they created using Doodle Buddy. AR Flashcards, and taking actual pictures using the iPads for their letter.
Some students created more than one page about their letter!
We can’t wait to share them with you! We are hoping to compile all the pages into a book with audio using the Explain Everything app! Stay tuned!