Open Evening is one of those opportunities when a school can really showcase the best in all it does. iPads and mobile technology is used at St Wilfrid’s in order to enhance the learning experience and prepare students to be responsible digital citizens. Student engagement is a term that is often given little regard when compared with student progress, however without the engagement we may not have the the opportunity to make real progress.
Using augmented reality is a great hook for students, gives that wow factor and engages students instantly when they see still images comes to life. This is exactly what we did at our Open Evening this week. Images of teachers came to life to tell prospective students how iPads are used in a variety of subject areas across the academy. There was delight and awe on the faces of students and parents who wanted to know more about how this technology was used in school.
We have plans to make book reviews and e-safety posters using Aurasma, which I will post on my blog in the future.
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