Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Interactive Community Mural with Augmented Reality

During our social studies "Me on a Map" unit, we had a discussion on community. We listed things we have in our community. The students came to a conclusion that they wanted to live in a community that is safe, clean and fun. They also wanted places where they can buy things and learn new things.
I divided the class into five groups. They worked together to come up with things that they want in a community that they are going to create. Here is a list of things they came up with. 


Then they got busy making buildings and places for the community mural.



I wanted to make this mural more interactive, so we added augmented reality using the Aurasma app. Each student recorded themselves talking about why they wanted certain place/thing in their community. They used their drawing as a trigger image. If you have Aurasma on your device, tap http://auras.ma/s/Gmc0T to view my Aura.






If you do not have the app, this is one of the auras you would see.
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My students were so proud to make this mural together. They also had a great time taking a AR tour of their community!