By Matthew Patty
When implementing lessons that incorporate technology, we often look for activities that will transform the classroom exercise into a truly new experience. Matthew Lopez and the Foreign Language department at Clark High School have found an activity that does that exact thing. Not only do the students display their understanding of a newly learned topic, but while using the technology resources, they capture this understanding and share it with their entire campus. Students first decorate colorful index cards depicting foreign language vocabulary words. Then they create video clips of themselves explaining the vocabulary word in their newly acquired language. Next, using the Augmented Reality application, Aurasma, the students link the colorful image to the video clip. What results is a transformative showcase of their student work.
Here is a video that the teacher made for the project, it’s great!
As you can see in the photo above the Clark students have been hard at work producing and displaying these artifacts of their learning.