Later today, I will be conducting a professional development workshop for teachers in our area and particularly those in the Shelby County Schools district. While I’ve been using QR codes for a while, the augmented reality apps I have only dabbled in. So, I have spent quite a bit of time working through these to see what’s possible.
Earlier this summer while I was working with some teachers as part of a grant, I found out about the ColAR App, which is just fun. I’ve also heard of the Aurasma app, but I spent a lot of time researching this to see what was possible, as well as what I could do. I’m really pleased to see what I was able to come up with.
Here’s a brief description of the workshop and the slides I will be using:
Drop in for this fast-paced and hands-on workshop to see some of the most current and exciting technologies available for teachers and students. We’ll take look at QR codes (those square thingies on signs and posters) and augmented reality, which let’s you merge the real world with the digital one. In addition to learning how to do use these technologies, we’ll discuss how they can be leveraged for teaching and learning, too. Feel free to bring your own iPad or iPhone or I’ll have one for you to borrow.