Videos – Issue 74, September 2016

Throughout the magazines, wherever we come across a video that’s about or relevant to a resource we’re featuring, here’s where we’ll post the link. Just click and watch!

You can also view these videos on our YouTube channel. Check out the playlist for our July 2016 issue at

Explore the Hidden Worlds of the National Parks

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks Service, Google has unveiled a collection of virtual tours combining 360-degree video, panoramic photos and narration. Called ‘The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks’, you can explore five locations from your browser.


Brisbane Grammar School’s The Lunchbox Club is a maker space environment for Year 7 and 8 boys that meets during lunchtimes to explore new technologies in education. For more go to

Science AR App

This app works in conjunction with the Science AR posters (which can be downloaded from Print the poster and hold your mobile device up to different parts of it. Then watch them come alive with 3D models, videos and scientific diagrams.

How to create augmented reality in Aurasma Studio

With Aurasma, an ‘aura’ can be created for every image and object. These can be almost anything, from a simple photo with text or video with a web link, to complex 3D animations. Make and load your aura. When others using the app view real world images that are tagged with auras, the information is overlaid and can be viewed through their device’s camera. Wherever you spot Aurasma’s ‘A’ symbol, there’s an aura for you to discover.

Quiver Augmented Reality – Official Trailer

Formerly called colAR Mix, Quiver takes art and drawing hi-tech. Simply download and print pages from the app. There are plenty of designs available, from animals to volcanoes to robots. Colour in your picture. View the image on your device through the app. Make sure you can see the entire page – it will turn blue to confirm. The page will come to life just the way you colored it.

4D Anatomy

Anatomy 4D lets you journey inside the human body and heart, revealing the spatial relationships of our organs, skeleton, muscles, and body systems. Print, or save any set of target images from the “Target Library” inside the app from the main menu. Then observe through the ‘Viewer’ and see the 3D images come to life.

Augment – Getting Started

View 2D in 3D with Augment. Check out the images that have already been loaded. Alternatively, manage, view and share your own 3D models. There’s an academic licence for teachers and students.

Meet the Chromers, the best augmented reality creatures!

The inhabitants of Chromville are in trouble. Their colour is fading away mysteriously. Thankfully, you can help.  Join the 3D adventure by colouring in printed pages, choosing village and seeing your work come to life.

Go on a Field Trip today!

This is your guide to hidden and unique things in the world around you. It can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to eat or have fun. You select the local feeds you like and the information pops up on your phone automatically, as you walk next to those places.

Illustris Simulation: Most detailed simulation of our Universe

The Illustris simulation is the most ambitious computer simulation of our Universe yet performed. The calculation tracks the expansion of the universe, the gravitational pull of matter onto itself, the motion of cosmic gas, as well as the formation of stars and black holes.

SETI@home: Discover ET Using Your Home Computer

SETI – Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence ( seeks to detect intelligent life outside Earth. One approach is to listen for narrow-bandwidth radio signals from space, which are not known to occur naturally. SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses internet-connected computers of volunteers to analyse radio signals.

Minecraft: Education Edition

This is a new version of Minecraft that’s customised for teachers and schools. It’s essentially the exact same game you’ve been playing for years, but with a few extra features geared towards using in education.

NZAquaBots: What Teachers Think

This video is about NZAquaBots and how Technology, Science, English, and Maths Teachers view the programme.

Symbolab Solver

Search for equations, formulas, and expressions using mathematical symbols and scientific notations with Symbolab. Choose from options before beginning a search such as basic, operators, physics, trigonometry, and others. It includes a graphic calculator and a practice section.

Introduction to New StoryJumper Editor

StoryJumper is a site where teachers and students can write, share and publish stories. This is a quick introduction on how to make a StoryJumper book in the new editor. for Teachers

Find, read and annotate e-books at Owl Eyes. Create a virtual library where students can access e-books and teachers can set quizzes. Titles are mainly out-of-copyright stories, from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson and Jules Verne.