Blog 4/10 - ISTE Reflection and Sharing
Now considering there we over 16,000 people at ISTE, and there were many people there who wanted to meet these guys, I knew my window was going to be narrow and the conversation was going to be brief. I was able to catch the guys coming off of an escalator, introduced myself, and told them how much I have enjoyed the resources they shared. We walked for a little bit and then parted to our respective activities. It was another great example of being able to meet the people who have influenced me through Twitter. However, my favorite moment with Drew and Brad actually occurred after ISTE.
Drew and Brad have recently moved out of the classroom to work with an augmented reality company called DAQRI. I was skeptical of this program because I believed it would be too advanced to be used in the school setting. There was an opportunity to participate in a webinar led by Drew and Brad to learn more about DAQRI, and I was blown away. Although it is more complex than Aurasma, it is not so advanced that teachers and students couldn't learn how to use it with a little time and practice. There are a ton of great ideas online about using AR in the classroom and I think DAQRI would be the perfect tool for this. I am not even going to attempt to explain how to use it (Drew and Brad would do a much better job), but maybe I can inspire you to try to learn it on your own by seeing what I was able to create in just a few minutes using DAQRI.
To test this out, you will need to download the free DAQRI app (iTunes or Google Play). Once you have the app, launch it on your device and scan the picture below. The picture is of a mural that is painted in our high school gym. Imagine the excitement of a little kid when the Dragon comes to life!