1. You are to compose 8 – 10 original vignettes that are snapshots of some aspect of your lives. These stories can be of places significant to you, memorable moments, descriptions of peculiar and/or influential people in your lives and/or communities, and/or episodes of your dreams and aspirations. Try to find things in your lives that you can take actual pictures of and include those pictures as part of your collection and add these to the collections. You are to use The House on Mango Street as your model in brainstorming and composing your vignettes where you attempt to mimic Cisneros’s use of imagery, voice, tone, and concise language to create your own snapshots of your lives and communities. Click here for original handout of assignment.
2. You are to bring in one photograph that corresponds with one of your vignettes and record yourself reading the vignette. Your recording will be attached to the photograph using the program Aurasma.
3. All photographs will be placed on colored paper and displayed around the library to create a gallery of stories.
4. Anyone who downloads the Aurasma app on their phone can scan your picture and hear your story!
First, you must have your picture and your video downloaded on your computer. Don't forget to erase these when finished, or anyone who uses that computer will be able to access them.
Pictures: If your picture is digital, save the image as a jpeg to the desktop and use your name for saving the picture.
If your picture is printed, take a picture of the photo using the highest resolution possible. Try various angles to avoid glare as much as possible. Email this picture to yourself and the save the image as a jpeg to your desktop and use your name for saving the picture.
To download your video to the computer: From phone: upload to an email email it to your school address open your email on a laptop then download the video save the download to the desktop
From school video recorder: Connect the camera to the computer using the USB connection Click and open the camera drive, might be called NO NAME Click on Video Click on 100Video Click and drag your video to the desktop Rename the file your name
Once you have the picture and video saved, you are ready to use Aurasma!
Click on Create a New Aura (there is a plus sign next to it) Name the picture: Your name - Block Number (ex. Allyson - Block 2 or Madison - Block 2) Click on Browse: Click on your picture Click save Add an aura Name : the same as your picture Click on Browse: Select the video from the desktop If your video is upside down please see Mrs. LaVoie
Save the aura the same name as the picture and video (Your name - Block Number)