To use Aurasma, you need to download either the program on a PC or the app on a tablet and an Aurasma account. The account is totally free, and other users can view your Aurasmas by following your channel, like subscribing to a YouTube account or following a twitter feed. I made a QR code to help students, teacher and parents connect to my channel (see picture). The app is fairly straight forward to use, but can be a bit buggy if your connection is not up to scratch.
The app's step by step guide is easy to follow and it is a good idea to look at some of the corporate Aurasmas to get some inspiration. It is easier to create the video that you want to attach to an image outside of the app, this can be on iMovie, explain anything or just a regular video. The clips work best when they are under about 2 minutes. To create an Aurasma start by logging in in to the Aurasma app, click on the plus symbol, then follow the steps. After uploading your video, you need to take a picture to attach the video to. This is done in-app and will have a green to red coloured bar at the bottom. The closer to green, the stronger the image is. Once this is completed, you need to choose between public or private Aurasma. To make it possible for different devices to see the video, you need to create a channel and upload the video to it.
Aurasma can be used to create solutions to exam problems, or text book problems for pupils to use or it can be used to embellish displays and posters. For my classes, it works very well to ask students to create both a video and a poster - it helps them to learn how to collaborate as a team and how to delegate work. They really like this added dimension in their work and it makes for an impressive display!
Below is a video showing the time lapse of a lesson where students were split into groups, given a 3D shape and asked to create a video and poster explaining how to find its surface area and volume. The videos were then uploaded to Aurasma and attached to the posters.