"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth is one of the best known and loved poems in the English literature. Since I was first introduced to the Romantics poets as back as 1991, I have always wanted to show and share this poem with my students.
My dream has come true this school year. I´m glad I have taken so long to teach this wonderful poem because "teaching" poetry is quite a difficult task and I did not want to do it in the way my teachers had done with me.
I wanted to do it in a playful manner, discovering the poem little by little with no previous approach to the written version but to its sounds and musicality. And that is what technology allows you to do now. I used Augmented reality to put together images and sounds to let poetry bloom and show its best. You can see the didactic sequence HERE.
Scan the image using Aurasma after following my channel: mballabriga
There are no pupils in class now who do not know about the new craze which came out last July: Pokémon GO. A lot has been written about the benefits that playing this game can bring to students. However, understanding and applying augmented reality, which is the technology behind this game consisting in capturing (catching) pokémons, has helped me develop my own version (more educational if possible) of this frenzy game.
Last year I started experimenting with Aurasma, an app which allows you to create images containing virtual information. This is known as Augmented Reality. In this way, you can choose any image you want and add further visual information which is unveil when the trigger image is scanned with the app. The first "auras" I created were like magic for my students. You can read and see my first activity using Auras...