Mrs. Pistulka’s third grade reading class at O’Neill Elementary brought their local community history research to life by authoring a book enhanced with augmented reality.
Katie Morrow from ESU 8 worked with the class to assemble the research narratives students wrote and the illustrations they created into a book modeled after “The Important Book” by Margaret Wise Brown. Then we made the pages “come alive” through augmented reality. Basically, if you download the free Blippar app on your smart phone, and enter our localized “code”, then you can scan the pages of the book and green screen videos will “pop up” where the students teach you even more!
The final book was published in hard copy format by Blurb and on the iBooks Store as a digital version for iBooks.
Read more about the creation process on this blog post.