Our school has been involved in the ACRA Project. ACRA stands for “Aprender Ciencias con Realidad Aumentada” or “Learning Science through Augmented Reality”.
Augmented Reality, or AR, turns the environment around you into a digital interface by placing virtual objects in the real world, in real-time. In our school we use AR to find out about the living and non-living things around us to improve our learning experience.
In our last project with AR we have been using QR-Codes in Year 5 to find out about machines and how they can be classified according to different aspects: complexity or simplicity, function or energy they use to work. Quick Response or QR codes are two dimensional barcodes that can be scanned by our tablets’ cameras. Once the code is scanned, the tablet reads through the code and the information embedded within the code is revealed.
Machines around us
- We know that machines can be simple or complex attending to their complexity.
- Attending to their function they can be mechanical, thermal or information-processing.
- And they can use many different energy sources to work: electricity, batteries, fuel (petrol or diesel), wind or water, people effort, etc.
Technology is also around us
This has been a great school year, using tablets at school, breaking the classroom walls and learning by using cutting-edge technologies. We love using mobile devices and now we have found an interesting use for them at school. Hopefully we will be able to use them next school year too. Please, please, please!!
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