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Augmented Reality: Lesson Examples

Here you will find a selection of teaching examples with augmented reality scenarios.

AR worksheets with Aurasma

Thanks to Augmented Reality, you can easily design paper worksheets interactively. The preparation on the part of the teacher only has to be done once per school year or larger teams of teachers can do it once for all colleagues in a subject and a school. Only the triggers (objects such as images that are recognized by the app when the users look at it through the camera) need to be uploaded to Aurasma and overlays added - ideally in a joint account. As soon as a student then follows the account, he / she can use all of the content.

On the one hand, you can attach various triggers to the worksheet, which - if they are scanned with the Aurasma app - show tips, learning videos or additional tasks, or you can create the entire worksheet or a single task as a trigger and the solutions as an overlay on the sheet fade in.

You can also proceed to discuss class work and promote it individually as required. For example, you can stick the triggers on the class work when making corrections.
Finally, exercise sheets that contain a multimedia part (e.g. videos for listening / visual comprehension or MP3 files for listening comprehension in foreign languages ​​or for simulations in science lessons) can be provided with a trigger for the corresponding content.

Note: All triggers must be individual and allow Aurasma to distinguish them. It is advisable to agree on different types of triggers (colors, shapes, etc.) within the team, which are then provided with clearly legible numbers, for example. If an entire worksheet is used as a trigger so that the solutions are displayed in the right places, the worksheet should contain an easily recognizable feature for the app so that the corresponding overlay is displayed without problems.

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Paris x (meets) Greenscreen & AR

Last but not least, foreign language teaching is about imparting cultural skills. This also includes getting to know cities and the importance of different places in these cities. Since it is not possible to travel abroad with all classes, it was previously difficult to give the students a feeling of solidarity with foreign places due to the lack of face-to-face experience. This has become a lot easier these days with green screen technology. The pupils simply prepare individual parts of a city tour, record them in front of a green screen and then fade in a photo of the corresponding location. You should make sure that the students know about copyright and Creative Commons licenses and only use images that they are allowed to use.

In order to stage the city tour, one can convert a wall into a city map by covering it with a large poster or wrapping paper. You can easily sketch a city map on it (for example with the aid of projected images that are traced with pens) and attach photos of the locations or other triggers to the plan. The videos are then inserted into Aurasma as overlays via these and the virtual journey can begin.

The linked lesson example can of course be transferred to many other subjects and topics, because historical events can also be virtually documented and processed, novels can be visualized or interactive paper chases can be staged.

Lesson example

Equations, spelling, vocabulary work, and historical events in AR

For example, if you want to practice mental arithmetic in elementary school, you can hang up various mental arithmetic tasks in the classroom. The pupils can calculate these tasks in their own pace and immediately afterwards scan the task with Aurasma to get the solution displayed.

Of course, this works just as well with more difficult math equations, such as binomial formulas. Instead of showing the result alone, you can also show a video that explains the calculation method. In this way, you can, for example, repeat all the topics covered at your own pace before doing a class test.

After all, this type of use of AR is not limited to the subject of mathematics: chemical or physical formulas can be practiced and repeated just as well, or vocabulary and spelling in the mother tongue. For the latter ideas, it is advisable to use photos as triggers for objects and to display the corresponding terms as an overlay. In the case of abstract terms, the German word can be used as a trigger and either the word is then faded in or a video that illustrates an action, for example. When it comes to spelling, the overlay can also be a video that shows the word being written and pauses briefly at particularly difficult points in a word so that the learners think about it first and then check their hypothesis by watching the video to the end. If you want to practice historical data, the year or the date can be used as a trigger and a corresponding content (video, audio file or text) can be displayed over it.

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