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Thursday, July 16 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore Boston at BLC15: #XploreBosBLC

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Join us to #XploreBosBLC while learning about the potential of augmented reality and geocaching. This session will give choice over pace and path as we embark on a tour of local historical and pop culture landmarks. Participants can choose to stay with guides or do a self-paced tour and stay connected with the group by sharing ideas, photos and videos online.

Requirements:
Walking shoes - We will be covering approximately 2 miles so please wear comfortable shoes!

Participants also need an Apple or Droid phone or tablet with wireless service and the following free apps installed prior:

  • Aurasma
  • Geocaching app
  • Instagram

Meet in the Arlington Room for 5 minutes to do a very quick intro to augmented reality and geocaching.

Handouts with directions distributed and extras left behind for those whose arrive late.  

Handout includes instructions that includes the hint for the first location, ways to customize your journey and a link to a community space where you can share photos, videos and ideas from the journey.

Location #1 - Boston Common (historical)
Location #2 - Original Cheers to take pictures (pop culture; www.cheersboston.com)
Location #3 - Boston Public Gardens

People don't need to head back to the hotel with the group. You are welcome to stay out and grab dinner, or just enjoy Boston!

There will be additional "Auras" around town for people to find on their own time if they like.



Speakers
avatar for Darren Kuropatwa

Darren Kuropatwa

Director of Learning, Hanover School Division,
Darren Kuropatwa is the Director of Learning for the Hanover School Division in Manitoba, Canada. His unique skill set – an in-depth knowledge of pedagogy, leading edge technology skills and boundless creativity – make him a strong change agent in 21st century education. Darren is well known for his innovative use of visuals and storytelling using technology to enable students & educators to do things they could not have done before. He has... Read More →
avatar for Lainie Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, November Learning
Lainie Rowell is an independent professional developer and consultant. She works closely with educators to find innovative ways to improve teaching and learning. | | Prior to this, Lainie taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 6th grade. In 2002, she took on a role as a site-level professional developer which progressed to a position as a district-level K-12 educational technology coordinator supporting 22,000 students and 1,200 teachers at 33... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arlington Room Boston Park Plaza

Attendees (102)