My New Free iBook AR Used in Math Class

My New Free iBook AR Used in Math Class

As Thanksgiving approaches I am grateful to announce the publication of my new Augmented Reality math iBook in the iTunes bookstore. The book features a series of lessons that I used with trigger images and the APP Layar to increase engagement in my learning environment. Each math lesson is presented with its AR trigger image, corresponding video, and CCSS that the lesson links to.

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6 thoughts on “My New Free iBook AR Used in Math Class”

  1. Hi Courtney,
    Love your new book! I’ve been trying to figure out how to use AR in my own math classes. This gave me some great ideas. One question I have for your is why do you upload some of your videos to YouTube and others to Vimeo? So far I’ve only uploaded my Explain Everything videos to YouTube. I was wondering if there is something I’m missing out on with Vimeo.

    1. Hi Caryn-

      I am glad you liked the book — there will be many more to come. I was using Vimeo for a short period of time when You Tube was not an approved site on the student iPad filters. Now that You Tube is approved I prefer to use that. When I put Vimeo in the AR in LAYAR it can only be inserted as a link. When I put a video in LAYAR from You Tube the MP4 becomes part of the pop-up button so I like that better.

      1. Courtney,
        Thanks for the response! Glad to hear what I’m using is going to work best. One more question I thought of after my last — when you assign these ARs as Do Nows, do you have it displayed on the board or does each student get their own copy at their seats? If it’s on the board, can they all scan it from their seats, or do they all come up to the board to get it?

  2. I have small classes so I print out one trigger image that I have them scan on the board. I like the idea of the students getting up out of their seats. However, for larger classes I would recommend printing out a class set or at least three or four 2D trigger images that they have room to scan.

    1. Courtney,
      Thanks. When I use QR codes, I display them on the SmartBoard – some kids can get it from their seats, others come up closer to the board. I’ve been playing around with Aurasma, and you have to hold the iPad over the trigger for the video to play or else you lose it. It seems like Layar might be better for this reason. Any thoughts on the difference between the two from your experience?

  3. I use LAYAR because I was able to beg and plead for it to be on all 2, 000 of the student iPads. Aurasma is great too I just don’t use it as much this year because my students to not have it on their devices.

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