Using Aurasma and QR Codes

Jamie Silverboard and Tyler Bruner

What is Aurasma?

Aurasma is an iPad app which uses Augmented Reality! It is a free app and is very user friendly!

Augmented Reality: the layering of digital information on top of the physical world

Ways You Can Use Aurasma in Your Classroom

  • Word walls
  • Book reviews
  • Bulletin boards
  • Homework
  • Centers

Steps for Using Aurasma

Option 1- 1 iPad in a classroom

-Download Aurasma

-Press the 'A' button on the bottom of the screen

-Press the plus sign on the bottom

-Pick your content from the library or your device (take a picture or video and press select)

-Take a clear picture of your 'trigger' and don't press the button until the bar is green

-Click the arrow, save the Aurasma and press finish


Option 2- Multiple iPads in a classroom

-Open Aurasma Studio (https://studio.aurasma.com/home)

-Create a channel (mine is Silverboard)

-Press Create New Aura

-Pick your content from the library or your device (take a picture or video and press select)

-Create the overlay (video of student talking)

-Save the entire thing

-Make sure you have people follow your channel!


Using 1 iPad: can only be seen on that one iPad

Using multiple iPads and a channel: can be seen from any iPad or iPhone

What is a QR Code?

A QR code is a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares, typically used for storing URLs or other information for reading by the camera on a smartphone.

Ways you can use QR codes in your classroom:

  • Centers
  • Self checking
  • Walk the room
  • Link to reading passages, videos, research
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Where do you get QR codes?

  • Many websites already have QR codes embedded (Padlet, Safari Montage)
  • QR code generators: http://www.qrstuff.com/
  • Teachers Pay Teachers activities