The premise of my augmented reality active reading guides is to simply work with technology, rather than fight it. My students are attached to their phones. Therefore, in my class, I put them to use by creating activities in which their success coincides with the proper use of their phones.
These guides utilize Aurasma, which is an augmented reality application.
The students simply . . .
-download the free application from their correlating app store.
-open the application on their phone.
-point their phone at the provided image (Titanic in this case).
Note: You can either have the students point at the picture on a computer screen; or you can print the image off as a hard copy and use that, as well.
-complete the provided active reading questions provided.
When done with the reading activities, the students complete a reflective writing quiz to round out the experience.
In the end, the students love it since they can use their phones. As the teacher, I love it since they are taking part in active reading techniques, which will benefit them greatly as lifelong learners. It’s a win-win!
Included in the guide:
4 Core Standards
5 About the Guide
6 Titanic Augmented Reality Picture
8 Hypothermia - Before Reading
9 Hypothermia - During Reading
10 Hypothermia - After Reading
11 The Funnels - Before Reading
12 The Funnels - During Reading
13 The Funnels - After Reading
14 The Hull - Before Reading
15 The Hull - During Reading
16 The Hull - After Reading
17 Lifeboats - Before Reading
18 Lifeboats - During Reading
19 Lifeboats - After Reading
20 - 21 Titanic Reflection Quiz
22 - 25 Answer Key (During Reading Questions)