- Aura – the augmented reality action that occurs when you view an overlay created with Aurasma
- Channel – the location of your auras can be a channel.
- Device – iPad 2 and up, iPhone 4 and up, high powered Android handheld devices with cameras and the Aurasma App installed.
- Menu – click the bottom of the viewfinder in Aurasma to begin creating an Aura
- Overlay – the video that pops up when viewing an Aura
- Viewfinder – when you first open Aurasma the viewfinder is usually active. You are looking through the camera lens for active auras.
Set up beforehand:
Create an Aurasma Account from the same iPad which you will use to create your auras. This is free. You will later make your new auras public on your own channel.
Take video that you want to be the overlays in your auras with the same iPad. These will be what “pops up” when you hover over a still image.
To create your Auras:
Click “Device” to create an overlay. This is the video that will play when your students discover the aura on an object.
“Create an Aura” will pop up. Click OK.
Position the iPad over the object or image from which you want the aura to play. Hold the iPad still. When the indicator is in the green position, snap the picture. Your overlay will begin playing. You can now position it on the image: make it smaller, larger, or turn it. All this is done manually with your fingers, pinching and turning.
Name your Aurasma, make it Public (if a child’s face is going to show be SURE you have a signed media release form for that child), and add it to your channel. Click finish. Test it with another device. (This worked without subscribing to If it works you are all set!)
It might be that if you aren’t on our wireless network this doesn’t work automatically. In that case, follow these additional directions.
To find our Aurasmas:
Use the search tool in the app. It looks like a magnifying glass.
Search for the channel name (ask the teacher or myself).
Choose the channel when it appears.
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