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!
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!
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!
One of the final projects we worked on with the iPads was a math book. The children used a combination of apps to create their math books. They really loved this project and worked on it for a long time very happily! I found the beginning of the idea on a neat website called Journey with an iPad by Kate Lechleiter. She had a post about using Doodle Buddy and ten frames to represent numbers. She took a picture of the ten frame and used it as a background on Doodle Buddy. Then the children used the stamps to represent numbers.
I thought that I would like to see the children take this idea and create addition stories with it. I took a picture of a ten frame on each iPad so that it was in the camera roll. The children then used that picture as their background and used the stamp feature in Doodle Buddy to create their own addition stories. Then they recorded the addition stories underneath them.
Then we took our stories and imported them into Strip Designer to create our math books. They turned out great! The children had such a good time creating them that they wanted to make even bigger stories. So I took pictures of two ten frames together so that the students who wanted a bigger challenge could create even bigger stories.
The children made up to four or five pages of addition stories in Strip Designer. I discovered that I could save the work as a PDF file and save it in iBooks. Then I was able to email it to myself and then forward on a copy of the book to their homes! I also printed off a hard copy of the book. It is in black and white. I like the digital version better!
The last day with the iPads we decided to create an alphabet book with the iPads. We used a combination of photographs of things in the classroom. pictures of the children, and drawings done in Doodle Buddy. We took these images from the camera roll and imported them into Strip Designer to create our pages.
We have the whole alphabet done! They turned out great! I am hoping to collate them into a Photostory which I will upload to a cloud so everyone can download a copy!
Yesterday, the iPads were picked up. We decided to use them until they came to pick them up! I let the children choose to work with any app that they wanted to for the last time. We had some student teachers visiting and it was fun to see the children sharing their favourite apps with these teachers. I know the teachers were impressed with how comfortable they were navigating around the various apps creating their last projects.
We really loved our iPad project!