Aurasma and ChatterPix: A fun way to bring photos to life with augmented reality! I recently discovered the ChatterPix app (FREE) by Duck Duck Moose and instantly knew I wanted to use it to make photos of my students come to life. When I showed it to the kids, they thought it was absolutely hilarious! Here is Duck Duck Moose’s video which illustrates how it works: In Science, my class has been investigating paper and its properties. One of these invesigations involved writing on two different types of paper and then talking about which was easier/harder to write on and why. I decided to have the kids take photos of each other and then use ChatterPix to add their voices to the photos explaining their observations.
Have You Started Using QR Codes In Your Classroom Yet? - Getting Smart by Guest Author - edchat, EdTech, education, QR codes By: James Walker As classrooms become more connected, teachers need shortcuts to help students reach online materials more quickly. One of the best classroom shortcuts is the QR code — that square image of white and black pixels that represents an individual URL. A Turbulent Mind: The Physics of Van Gogh's Starry Night Vincent van Gogh was a brilliant depicter of natural phenomena, especially when he was at his most psychotic. According to José Luis Aragón of the National Autonomous University in Mexico, Van Gogh's famous spiral brushstrokes are near-perfect renderings of turbulence. From the largest visible swaths of paint to the tiniest strokes, Van Gogh's brushwork seems instinctually guided to simulate river eddies and cloud rotations. Aragón and a colleague, Manuel Torres, plotted the swirls in Van Gogh's most turbulent paintings, which, coincidentally or not, were made during his most serious dips in mental health.
QR Codes in the Classroom QR (Quick Reader) Codes are like bar codes to quickly connect you to text, websites, audio clips, videos, etc.QR Code Reader The device will need a QR Code Reader. My current favorite is still i-Nigma because I've found that audiences typically do not need to leave their seats to scan the QR Code from the screen I'm presenting from, while other readers have not been as reliable. There are also QR Code Readers for Chromebooks and other devices that have cameras. Utilising QR codes in learning QR codes are being used more across the world and especially in learning. There is a great opportunity for students to create and use QR codes on the iPad to extend learning across a range of curriculum subjects and specifically for demonstrating understanding of their own work or extending their understanding of a topic. I particularly like the ideas in the following video which links the use of QR codes with digital storytelling to engage, inform and promote.