“You Should Probably Write This Down”

These were the words from one of my 7th graders as we worked through the steps for how to use Aurasma…

I was hoping that at least one of my students would have experience with Aurasma since they use VR at home but no…we’re all collectively newbies. Noobs. I muddled my way through explaining how to use Aurasma to my morning classes…but it wasn’t until after school when I got the chance to work one on one with a student that it clicked…for the two us. And that’s when she told me, “You should probably write this down…”

She knows me so well.

That was two days ago…and today as I write this blog, I’m watching my students create their first Aurasma project. Students were given the option to use Tellagami, iMovie, or Snapchat for the overlay. They were also given the option to work with a partner. I’m a firm believer in student choice…and in this project there is an abundance of it. But what there’s another abundance of is student engagement. I meanΒ every student has their nose to the grindstone. They are communicating, collaborating, troubleshooting…all on their own. It’s a proud moment for me because when it comes down to it…it’s really all about them. Not me. Not teacher-directed, but student-centered…student-created.

I can’t wait to see their final projects! #soexcited

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