Notes from the Augmented Reality session at #edcamphome

Our Augmented Reality conversation from today’s #edcamphome. Yes, I chose to be recorded while still in my pajamas at 12:47pm EST.

I took part in edcampHome today. This was the 2nd annual edcampHome, and this morning there were two sessions to meet and discuss a variety of educational topics including social media, literacy, educational technology, augmented reality, Chromebooks, gamification, makerspaces, and more. The organizers used a Google+ Community for participants to gather and collaborate. A sub-page was created for members to suggest and nominate conversational ideas, and people met in Google Hangouts to discuss these democratically-chosen top topics. For each of the two sessions, I had to fill out a Google Form where I chose my desired topic, and ingenious GoogleScripts were written to signal moderators to invite me to the conversation. Each of the Google Hangouts were live-streamed and archived to YouTube via the magic of Hangouts On Air. Links to these videos can be found on edcampHome’s website:
Session 1 videos:
Session 2 videos:

Many thanks to all of the organizers and moderators who volunteered their time and energies to make edcampHome happen! Lord knows, I’ve organized my share of conferences by now, and it was a pleasure to simply be able to participate. It was a remarkable (and time-consuming) feat and worthy of a few rounds of applause.

For Session 1, I joined the Augmented Reality session generously moderated by Chris Webb. I wish I’d copied down the chat notes from the session before I closed the Google Hangout window, but here’s what I managed to write down:

Chris shared about Daqri’s cubes to teach the elements:

Brenda spoke about her use of the Aurasma app to gather student-created book reviews that are triggered by looking at a book cover through any device. Brenda also said students love the colAR app to enhance their drawings and AR Flashcards – Animal Alphabet app for making letters more memorable.

Debra shared two links:
GE’s Augmented Reality product:

Terri Eichholz shared a post to a list of resources:

Drew Minock tweeted in this link about a web series he co-facilitates that includes AR resources: Drew also shared the link to last year’s augmented reality session from #edcamphome:

As for me, I’m looking forward to piloting some augmented reality projects using Aurasma with Kindergarten teachers at The School in January. I already approached the teachers in December, and we have a few ideas in the works…

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