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Download a 19 page tutorial here


Trouble Shooting

If you are having any problems, one of the first things to do is make sure you have the most recent version of Aurasma.

If the app is crashing:

1 First try closing all open apps (including Aurasma). The iPad has a limited amount of working memory and if there are too many processes going on in the background, it can reach its limit.

2 If this does not help, you should try to restart your iPad.

Classroom Examples

Click here to open an iBook with lots of classroom ideas for Aurasma.

In order to see the following Auras, you need to have the Aurasma app installed on your iPad:

A Prezi explaining clasroom use of Aurasma

Examples of classroom use in Secondary

Examples of classroom use in Primary (and a tutorial)


Area explanation


numbers: all about me (primary)


laboratory equipment

science display


Butterfly Life Cycle (download)


the music classroom


Book Reviews

Vocabulary wall

Parent teacher conference

ways to use Aurasma in the classroom

1. Interactive Word Walls

As your students are learning new vocabulary, you may try a number of different techniques for teaching these new words from comparing synonyms, analogies, etc. If you wanted to use visuals or have students “act out” the definition of words you can display the words and create an “aura” which will make Aurasma react and play the photo or video that you created.

2. Labeling of diagrams

Do you have that key poster or picture that you have on the wall, but when you give your students a test, they always check it for the answers to certain questions? Using Aurasma, you can have students use the app to identify key information when they study the picture but keep the answers away when it comes to testing.

3. An interactive journal or newspaper article

Have you ever seen the “Daily Prophet” from the Harry Potter movies or photos in an article of written text that play a video as you read it? Students can record anything using their mobile device’s camera, take a screenshot to place in a writing piece and then Aurasma can make that section come alive.

4. Classroom Rules

From younger to older grades, every classroom has established rules. Aurasma can allow you to have students create skits or display ways in which the rules are followed in the classroom. Other ideas are to show proper lab procedure, the way your classroom should be left at the end of the day, or how to properly care for classroom pets.

5. Other ideas

  1. Take a historical figure. Make them come alive

  2. Have images in your physical workbooks link to revision notes or more reading articles

  3. Create an immersive nature table – notes that bring objects alive

  4. Create simple language tags – major objects in your language lab can be titled so when the iPad is pointed at it, instant translation

  5. School tour – by pointing a device at your school, play a video walk through of the school

  6. Link to revision notes, articles, videos

  7. Create AR treasure hunts

  8. Point an iPad at equipment in your technology lab, show a virtual manual as a reminder of how to use

  9. Create immersive worksheets – images that play videos, talk and come alive

6. Parent Involvement

Since most of us carry a mobile device of some sort, have parents create words of encouragement to help students as they are having difficulty with certain subject matter use a video as a “pick-me-up.”

Aurasma is the world’s leading augmented reality platform.

Click to downloadAurasma_files/school-aurasma1_1.pdf
Double click the video to see it without pointing the iPad at the trigger image.