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A little #Ignite13 Extra

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If you were in attendance at our Aurasma presentation, here’s a little something we’ve been working on. The idea is to place several invisible overlays over various parts of the image. That way, when your student taps on one planet, … Continue reading

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Ignite13 Aurasma Handouts (#IgniteAurasma on Twitter)

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We’ve posted this on Twitter, but in case you missed it… Here are the two handouts from today’s 90 minute Aurasma presentation. Remember, Aurasma isn’t simply a variation of the QR Code. Aurasma is… well, you get the above point. … Continue reading

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Don’t you DARE close your eyes: Combining Aurasma and Sphere App

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Every time I discover, on my own or through others, a new use for Aurasma I mysteriously hear a line from that song in the Disney movie, Aladdin, “A whole new world, don’t you DARE close your eyes” and happy-cry … Continue reading

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My Philosophy of Teaching

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My philosophy of teaching is, in essence, a type of letting go.  It is a philosophy that attempts to reveal to my students the solid but sometimes ethereal bonds that we share with a larger community that goes back millennia.  … Continue reading

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The Incomplete Constitution

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The Constitution is the greatest protector of rights ever penned by man’s hands. Simply by being a written Constitution, the document professes to be a touch-stone of liberty. Like a rulebook, if you want to know if someone is cheating … Continue reading

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Education as Serious Play

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“For serious things cannot be understood without laughable things, nor opposites at all without opposites, if a man is really to have intelligence of either; but he can not carry out both in action, if he is to have any … Continue reading

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Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: Chuck Norris and Student Wait Time


We live in a wonderful age and in a wonderful country in which almost anything we want can be had with incredible speed: Fast food (Jack in the Box!), fast information (Google), fast transportation (minivans!…kidding), and, best of all, DVR … Continue reading

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An Aurasma “How To”

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By Jill Compher and Charles Cooper There are two options when creating auras via Aurasma.  You can create and store them in the “private” section or the “public” section.  You will find below instructions for making  a “public” aura.  Auras … Continue reading

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Making It Legit: Teaching with Aurasma pt. II (video)


The last post on Aurasma doesn’t really do the app any justice. Here’s a video my workmate (we’ll call her Jill) and I put together recently. Enjoy and let us know what you think! Related articles Aurasma – A New … Continue reading

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Shining a light on shadows: In education, questions are better than answers

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How do you describe light in terms of shadows? You certainly can’t construct light from its absence. How does one reveal to another what the other has yet to experience? With all due respect to Mr. Morrison, I don’t believe … Continue reading

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