I’ve posted some QR code reward coupons for the classroom on this blog in the past. The kids enjoy the air of mystery when they get a coupon and get to “discover” their reward. As regular readers have probably figured out, though, I easily get bored. So, I decided to change up this year’s reward coupons by adding a little “Aurasma-tazz.”
Before I go any further, if you are not familiar with Aurasma, I highly recommend that you visit the Two Guys and Some iPads blog to learn about it. You do not have to know how to make an aura in order to use these coupons, but you do need to know how to use the app to scan and to follow a channel.
I created these coupons using Puppet Pals 2 on my personal iPad. We have the first version of Puppet Pals at school, but I like that the second version incorporates moving mouths and limbs. It also adds music. It costs a bit for the All Access pass, so we haven’t purchased it at school, yet.
Because Puppet Pals 2 did not have a turkey, I used the one from the first version by importing the photo and cutting the character out.
From my Tellagami app smash, you will have learned that I dislike the sound of my own voice. This time, I used a website, naturalreaders.com, for the character voices. Also, I used Canva to create the images for the Reward Coupons.
All of these coupons mention being “thankful” so I thought they would be good to bring out this month, when we Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. But, as I know many of you are not in the States, they are not centered on this theme.
I will be placing these in my class treasure box. At first the students will not know what each reward is, so they will enjoy the element of surprise. Once they become more familiar with the images, though, I will probably put them in envelopes, or disguise them in another way to keep them guessing. Another way that you could use them would be to put them in cards for the students.
I am giving you links to the images in case you want to put them in a different format, as well as the PDF with all of them on there. The images and/or PDF need to be printed in color in order to trigger the videos. Also, you need to be following the Hidden Forest Elementary channel in the Aurasma app.