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Entries for October 2013

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During the first week of October, ten heavy boxes of Chinese language books arrived at Northern Trails.  These fiction, non-fiction, and biography books are the beginning of the Chinese section of the NT media center.  The pioneer Chinese Immersion class of 33 fifth graders enthusiastically helped open the boxes.

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Aurasma uses augmented reality technology to help bring books to life. You can experience it for yourself in the FHPS high school media centers!

Aurasma is a free IOS or android app that uses your device’s camera to recognize real world images and then overlay rich media on top of them in the form of animations, videos, 3D models and web pages.

The media center is using Aurasma to overlay video book trailers on top of book covers. In other words, you can aim your device at a book cover and watch a short video book trailer.

Simply download Aurasma from the app store to your device. Open the app, search for and follow the “fhpsmedia” channel. Then you can aim your device at a trigger image, which are mostly book covers in our media centers, and the cover will magically transform into a video book trailer or another related video. To find books that work with Aurasma, simply look for the Aurasma logo on a book’s spine.

There are also other trigger images not tied to books throughout the media center. Some are educational, while others are there just for fun. Just look for the Aurasma logo and give it a try.

Take a look at the short video above for another explanation as to how it all works. And have fun!

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Are you the next Steven Spielberg? Why not find out by submitting one of your original film creations to the Kent County Teen Film Festival.

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Check out this music video produced by our very own FHN students for the Good Morning America/Katy Perry video competition. Incredible talent in these kids!  If the video is chosen Katy Perry visits Northern High and performs a concert just for FHN students and staff!  What an opportunity! 

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