Le Mur Parlant

I heard about this blog post from Joe Dale at the Language Show and I think it’s amazing! Thanks to Kelda Richards for writing it in the first place, and Joe for telling me about it.

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Le Mur Parlant 

Or How to Create Augmented Reality Talking Displays

I recently discovered Aurasma, a great free app that allows you to create augmented reality (AR).

Result?  My year 7s think I can perform magic and I’m ‘cool’.

I have started a ‘Talking Wall’ in my classroom to display pupil ‘work’ using the app.  It is a bit fiddly to start with, and I am still refining the process as I am working between my personal iPod Touch and MacBooks (until I manage to procure iPads for class use).

The idea was a simple one – pupils often produce classroom displays of written work, but I wanted to motivate my lower ability year 7 groups to speak.  Having covered the topic of hobbies in French they conducted a short survey that was filmed and inserted into a key word poster.  How great to be able to share oral work…

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