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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.

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.

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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. His relaxed... Read More →
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Lainie Rowell

Consultant, Orange County Department of Education
Lainie Rowell is an educator, author, and international speaker. Her areas of expertise include online/blended learning, designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning, and community building. During her 22 years in education, Lainie has taught elementary, secondary, and higher education. She also serve... Read More →

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

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