Archive for April 23, 2014

i3D Augmented Reality Cards


Today. Mrs. Carter’s class used the iPads to scan augmented reality interactive cards about wild animals.  As they scanned the code on each card, a 3D moving animal popped up on the iPad screen. A voice told about the animal and the animal would do “tricks” or make sounds when they touched it! Students also were able to take photos of the animals.  Here are a few photos of the animals that they saw:

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Above you can see a close up of the card/code and the iPad screen.  The animals appeared like magic!  It was very fascinating! The students enjoyed picking out which animal card they wanted to scan.




I purchased the i3D Interactive Cards from Amazon.  They have cards for letters, numbers, and wild animals.  They were under $10 for each set of cards – prices vary. Here are links to the cards:

i3D Interactive Animal Cards

i3D Interactive Number Cards

i3D Interactive Letter Cards

The apps to scan the cards are available for free from iTunes:

Cypher Kids Cards Animals

Cypher Kids Cards Numbers

Cypher Kids Cards Letters



Body Tours using the Doodle Buddy App

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Recently Mrs. Voytal’s fifth grade classes made tours of the human body!  This has been one of our favorite iPad activities and I wanted to show off the amazing drawings of body systems that the students made using a photo of themselves and the Doodle Buddy app!  I think the projects this year are the best ones yet!  Here is a gallery of their pictures – click on an image to see the full view:

Some of the students also recorded audio tours of their body systems using the Audioboo app.


Mrs. Voytal attached a QR code to the pictures so that you can scan the code and listen to the tour.  Here are some links to a few of the tours:

Digestive System by William

Circulatory System by Khennedi

The Doodle Buddy app is available for free on iTunes. It is one of the few free drawing apps that also let you type text. Note that the free version does include ads.

Audioboo is a free app/online website.  It will let you record 3 minutes of audio and post it online to your account.  The online account includes a QR code which you can easily generate and print out to glue onto a picture.  You also can include a photograph or image that can be viewed online along with your recording. Note that recently Audioboo made the social aspects of their app more visible and there might be inappropriate content. You may want to navigate to your account to the recording area prior to letting students use.

Link to the Audioboo app

Link to the Audioboo website (create a free account here)

Transportation Creations using the Imagination Box App

Recently Mrs. Tetirick was looking for an iPad activity to do to go along with a transportation unit.  I suggested that she try the Imagination Box app and let the students build vehicles out of “virtual playdough!” She downloaded a few pictures from the internet to use as backgrounds for their vehicles. I wanted to show off a few examples of their creations!

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I like all the creative options this app offers – the mix of the playdough shapes, backgrounds, and drawing tools allows students many ways to be design and draw. The Imagination Box is currently available from iTunes for $2.99 (but it recently was offered for free).


Our Winter eBooks are on iTunes!!

ebook in itunes

We are so excited to share that the eBooks that our first and second graders created are now published in iTunes and are available for anyone in the world to download for free!  Here are the links where you can download the books:

Snowmen Having Fun by the First Graders

Winter Tales by the Second Graders

You will need to use an iPad, iPod, or iPhone to download the books into the iBooks app.  They can also be downloaded into the iBooks software on a Mac computer.

We hope you enjoy our books! We invite you to download our books, share the link with your family, friends, and and neighbors, and even leave a comment or a rating for us at iTunes.  Thanks!


ebook in itunes


Our stories were illustrated using KidPix software and recorded using the Book Creator app on the iPad.