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The virtual museum in Augmented Reality…

… was made last school year by students.

The topics were : Cryptography and Maths in Nature.

Why Augmented Reality ?

To put it bluntly, i am bored to use Powerpoint-like software to make presentations. I would like my students to use new tools, with a new educational interest. It is just a different but very innovative way to present an idea !

The added value of the Augmented Reality is the educational involvement of the smartphones one more time.

The students immediately got more focused on their activity, checking their work with their smartphone all along the task.

Remember one of the aims of this blog is to show how to turn a smartphone into an educational tool !!

The tool used was Aurasma Studio online, and the App Aurasma (AppleStorePlayStore)


About cryptography, the objectives were :

  • To encrypt a message using various ciphers (Cesar, Vigenere, Atbash,…)
  • To create a slide with the encrypted message
  • To create a slide with the decrypted message

What is the Augmented Reality for ?

  1. The role of AurasmaStudio is to overlay the encrypted message with the decrypted one. (It is called an Aura)
  2. The role of the App Aurasma is to scan the encrypted message to see the decrypted one in Augmented Reality as shown in the video at the end of the article.


This is the ciphers booklet.

This is the activity.


About Maths & Nature, the objectives were :

  • To record a video about a link between maths and nature (fractals, Fibonacci numbers, bees family tree,…)
  • To create a slide with a photo from nature illustrating the given topic

What is the Augmented Reality for ?

  1. The role of AurasmaStudio is to overlay the photo from nature with the video of the student describing the link between this photo and mathematics. It is called an Aura.
  2. The role of the App Aurasma is to scan the photo to watch the video in Augmented Reality as shown in the video at the end of the article.

 


This is the Maths&Nature booklet.


This is the activity.


In this video, you can see Louis in action, showing how to scan the “artistic slides”.

Pay attention to what you get on your smartphone comparing to what is on the photo. You must understand the role of the aura.

To make it works, the user has to :

  1. download the Aurasma App on his smartphone
  2. download the Auras, either by scanning the QR code on the slide, or by following the students who made Auras in AurasmaStudio online (in the search toolbar hashtag #sectioneurobazin) .

Finally, the user can scan the artistic slides to see the decrypted message or the video from Maths & Nature.

AIMS, a european project in mathematics…

… started last September 2013 and just ended last June 2015.

The main topic was about the theory of Howard Gardner : The multiple intelligences (ENFR)

This project was entitled A.I.M.S standing for Alternatives for Innovative Maths Study.

This process of learning/teaching was developed into an Erasmus Project gathering 6 countries such as Romania, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland, Greece, and France. All along te project, the activities followed the different intelligences to make the students work their mathematics using different point of view (spatial, musical, kinesthetic, linguistic, naturalistic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, logical).

The outcomes are listed below :

What is the link with the purpose of this website ? 

Actually, this project was also dedicated to promote the use of new technologies in our classroom. Therefore, we started to work with our smartphone, especially with the logical intelligence.  Indeed, last march, we programmed our first android app with the google tool app inventor, using both the computer and the smartphone. Finally, the students found it not only so COOL, but also so EASY !!

This was the beginning of our smartphone-oriented pedagogy.

Here is the QR code to download the Android App :

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You can watch the screencast to check out how it works (Youtube).