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Augmented Reality Read Aloud Stations (with QR codes too!)

November 14, 2014

IMG_8013If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love scannable technology!  I’ve had the opportunity this past year to work with LitWorld as they’ve developed iPad literacy programing for children and families.  One super fun set of posters we’re using this fall let’s students scan a poster to access a video of a read aloud as part of the read aloud stations we’ve created.

Read Aloud Stations

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 3.50.31 PMAt this read aloud station kids can scan the poster using Layar to access an augmented reality trigger or scan the QR code.  They’re taken to one of my favorite online video collections of celebrity read alouds from a website like StorylineOnline.  Students can then sit and listen to a story.  Giving students the opportunity to dive into multimedia stories is a powerful way for them to think about their reading lives. It gives them new ways to experience and share stories and is perfect for students of all ages.

Creating read aloud posters with augmented reality triggers or QR codes can help students interact with content on the very walls of your classroom or school library. These read aloud stations can change the way we think of listening stations in the reading classroom. You might also use these posters to send home to families after introducing QR codes or augmented reality during a literacy night or special event at your school. The possibilities are truly endless when you rethink the way you’ve traditionally introduced students to stories during station rotation in the literacy block.

This is a great option for stations in an elementary school classroom or bulletin board in a library too. Getting students moving, listening and sharing stories is all possible with scannable technology!

Check out my book: Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom

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