Augmented Reality “Important Book”

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.

Dream, Believe, Achieve: The O’Neill Way

O’Neill Public School shares the story of their 24/7 Learning initiative (1:1 learning with MacBooks).

Read O’Neill’s story on the iBooks Store

Lynch Tech Fair

This event at Lynch Public School was worthy of being a spotlight classroom project as it involved the entire school and community!

Read more here.

Honeybees in a Hologram

West Holt 4th graders researched honey bees and creatively shared what they learned through a hologram!

Original video: HoneyBees

Hologram video: Honeybees Hologram

Read more about the creation process and use of green screen in this post. 

Beautiful Nebraska Blipps

The West Holt 4th graders under guidance of Mrs. Shirley Rossman blended digital with analog when creating a Nebraska history book for the state’s 150th anniversary. Student writing was brought to life through augmented reality.

Read more about the process on this post. 

A Leprechaun Visits O’Neill

O’Neill St. Mary’s 1st graders, under the guidance of their teacher Carole Willis, created this digital book using Toontastic 3D and Book Creator on their iPads.

View the finished product on the iBooks Store

Read more about the creation process with this blog post.

Creating a Link with ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Student-authored book on iBooks Store

Tina Dohrman – West Holt – HS ENG 10

This book was created for an assignment in conjunction with the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Students were divided into pairs and given a topic from the 1930’s to research. This book was created in 2016 by West Holt High School Sophomores.

Read more about the publishing process in this post.