Welcome to the World of AR!
What is Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality (AR) is a growing field of technology where real life is modified and enhanced by computer-generated sights and sounds. The most common use of AR can be seen through mobile apps. Point your device’s camera at something that the app recognizes, and it will generated a 3D animation or video superimposed over whatever is on your camera’s screen. The effect makes the computer-generated item appear like it’s really there.
Talking the Talking
- augmented reality: making something come to life
- aura: the magic thing that pops up when you hold your device over something
- target/trigger: the picture you want to make cooler that is just normal (probably something from your camera roll or in your photos)
- overlay: the thing you will apply on top of the trigger image (usually a video from your camera roll)
More Augmented Reality Apps
Augmented Reality Books
- World Record Book
- The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore
Additional AR Resources
Classroom Activities Using Augmented Reality
Ideas for using Aurasma
- Interactive Word Wall
- Bilingual Word Wall
- Gallery Walk
- Interactive Notes
- Self Check Worksheet
- Interactive Map
- Self-Solving math problems
- Book Trailers, Quizzes, and Bonus Content
- Reward Coupons that "Speak" or Show the reward when students scan the coupon with the app
How do I create my own Auras?
You must create an account before you can create Auras.
Step 4 - Select the device tab, select the + sign to add your own from you Photo Album or Camera
Step 5 - Select or create your overlay
Step 6 - Give your overlay a title and select "Finish"
Step 7 - Select your Overlay
Step 8 - Create your Trigger, and position your overlay
Select the camera button to scan the image
Step 9 -Give a title, and add to a channel, select "Finish"
Note-keeping your aura private means others can't view it.