Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group Newsletter no. 5 - July 2015 - Page 63

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2015 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Has your school had projects that included project meetings abroad? How do you make that public? How do you make sure everyone can see a piece of that? Exhibitions and project corners are not interactive, so you can create Auras for the most important moments of the project meetings and add them to photos or postcards from that meeting. That way, all your students, their parents, visitors can see and hear for themselves and feel involved and motivated. But we did not stop here… we all know how important dissemination is and how cool it is to present your school abroad or to visitors without the burden of creating DVDs. Just a few Auras is all you need. For example, in our school there is a room called the Comenius room, where we showcase all of our projects. The final product of our first Socrates project is the main attraction for all the visitors. It is a traditional Romanian house. We filmed the interior and created an Aura with it, as you will see by scanning the image below. If you think creating Auras is a challenge, I can assure you that if my 3rd and 5th graders learnt the basics in under 5 minutes, then anyone can. Enrich your projects and your classes with AR and see how your students’ motivation goes through the roof. But be sure to talk to them about netiquette first, because Auras can be shared on social media, by email and just like any online platform, a bit of netiquette and internet safety is never a bad idea. I would like to conclude this by inviting you all to scan a 20 dollar bill using Aurasma and be amazed. If you do not have such a bill, here is the trigger image: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We included this image on a flyer and now everyone had the video handy. The many incredible ways in which you can use Aurasma in class is what makes it so popular and successful. You can make videos of yourself explaining certain concepts, theories and add them to something as simple as a title on a piece of paper on the classroom wall. Whenever your students think they need a bit of help, they can scan the paper and they see you explain things all over again. 63