As its the final week of term and christmas is fast approaching, we are always looking for exciting new ideas for classroom activities.
Last night I had seen a post from @ICT_MrP, about using some Santa based Augmented Reality (AR). My class are ‘hooked’ with the use of AR, having used Aurasma for a variety of activities, including our class Christmas Cards (post coming!).
Second Sight, an app and website based on AR, have created an animated Santa and have asked classes to produce a winter scene and add the AR Santa to this.
I decided to go ahead today and make a winter scene, in the time before the final Christmas performance, the children produced trees, snowmen, penguins, houses and all things Christmasy! I then downloaded the activity sheet, here, printed it and added the codes to our scene. Now, Santa magically joins our scene, dances, jumps and says ‘Happy Christmas’, when scanned using the iPad app.
The children loved it (the adults in school too!), a great Christmas activity for Primary and SEN children alike!
Here’s some images of the scene, with and without Santa!
The ‘magic’ had some of the children attempting to grab Santa!