WallaMe - Day 29 of #31DaysofARVRinEDU
I’m thrilled to provide the #31DaysofARVRinEDU event! Each day in March will include an augmented (AR) or virtual reality (VR) resource to bring into the classroom.
I was inspired to share WallaMe in the #31DaysofARVRinEDU by my friend Amy Storer. She works as an instructional coach in Montgomery, Texas and mentors educators to support their growth. Recently, she was meeting with educators that went to TCEA and they were sharing technology that they learned and brought back to their campus. Surprisingly, two of her teachers were in my AR scavenger hunt session, and they shared their experience using WallaMe (iOS and Android). Shoutout to educators Caty Oppliger and Andrea Serrill for being awesome!
I believe WallaMe has a great concept that could be used in every classroom IF they created EDU accounts. We all have big wish lists for the WallaMe app, and maybe this post will get their attention! While there are other AR scavenger hunt apps specifically for education, they often require newer, iOS devices making it hard to work for all classrooms.
WallaMe is a location-based, augmented reality messaging app. Leave messages by drawing, typing, adding pictures and layering it in AR around your school. The student then look for that high contrast graphic in their space, and then the AR message magically appears.
I use WallaMe for many scavenger hunts because it works on iOS and Android, both old and new devices. Allowing participants to get up and discover my hidden messages makes the experience interactive, fun and challenging. Some of my sessions are long enough to enable participants to leave their own AR message in WallaMe for educators to find.
I can't wait to hear your experience using WallaMe. Don't forget to share your experiences using #31DaysofARVRinEDU. Happy HUNTING!
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