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In order to see Auras with a free account, you have to follow the producer's Channel. In our case, it's the O'Fallon District 90 Channel. The QR Code will take you to the login page, where it asks for a username/password. Click the SKIP down in the lower right of the screen. The camera will show up, and a purple message should show up in the bottom of your screen saying that you are following our channel.

Bridging Classroom-Library Divide

Published at Nov 18, 2015
Using QR Codes, Augmented Reality, and Google Sites to make reading and library time more meaningful.

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

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In order to see Auras with a free account, you have to follow the producer's Channel. In our case, it's the O'Fallon District 90 Channel. The QR Code will take you to the login page, where it asks for a username/password. Click the SKIP down in the lower right of the screen. The camera will show up, and a purple message should show up in the bottom of your screen saying that you are following our channel.

Bridging the Library-Classroom Divide

Alayna Davies-Smith & Matt Weld
The purpose of this presentation is to explain our rationale and to kick start ideas for you to use in your school. This is not the only way to do things. This multi-year project is the result of collaboration among classroom teachers, the media specialist, and the technology department. As will most everything else in life, relationships are key to successful outcomes. Links to resources to start your own program is available here.

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Why did we do it?

1. Common Core
2. Collaboration
3. Technology Integration
4. Something new
5. Student Interest

Augmented Reality

using Aurasma App
We used the Aurasma app to provide our Augmented Reality Experience. My biggest piece of advice is to play around with the Aurasma Studio before introducing it to students.
Photo by JD Hancock

Book Reviews

using QR Codes
The students recorded short videos of themselves talking about their book. You can decide exactly what you want them to include. Just remember that videos are large files, so the shorter the video (we found somewhere between 30 - 60 seconds worked best), the more successful the experience. These videos were uploaded to Google Drive, assigned to a QR Code, and then the QR code was taped to the spine of the book for future readers.

Audio Books

for Listening to Reading
Part of our District's implementation of the Common Core was the adoption of the Daily 5/CAFE, an early literacy/reading strategy concept. Students read to self, read to partner, listen to reading, do word work, and work on writing. Our teachers needed more opportunity for Listen to Reading. We collaborated with the Junior High National Honors Society and the Student Council to find (free!) reading talent. They read into iPads and then Matt created QR codes and maintained the master list. Teachers could then access the Master List and see if any of the added books were in their classroom library. They could then print and affix the QR Code.
Photo by Mothlike

Google Sites

for Student Reading Portfolios
The capstone piece of this project was to bring in the 8th grade Honors Literature classes at both junior highs. The teachers both came up with rubrics, and Alayna showed kids the NoveList database in order to find Title ReadAlikes. Students then created their own website about their book. This can be scaffolded to become a reading portfolio. Options for student choice included using Wordle to create theme-based word clouds, and to use the Google Cultural Gallery to find works of art that represented the same theme as their novel.

Matt Weld & Alayna Davies-Smith

mweld@of90.net    adavies@of90.net
Collaboration is the key to large, meaningful projects such as this one. If you have questions about our specifics, please let us know. You can tweet Matt at @MatthewWeld

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Use the QR code on this page to access the actual page of links pictured here. Most are videos that take you step-by-step on how to use the Aurasma app and Studio as well as how to start a basic student Google Site. There are also links to websites to create your own QR codes, as well as directions on how to use the Voice Record Pro app to record audio books.

Thank you!