Aurasma is the future in Broken Arrow’s yearbook

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The Aurasma app will be used for the first time in this year’s yearbook. The app is a code reading device that can display videos on a phone. A code will be embedded on certain pages and users will be able to scan the page and watch a video or view additional content. The yearbook class is teaming up with the Pulse class and will be using some of their videos.

Pulse video student and senior Jonathan Rico feels this will give more coverage for the readers as well as help the pages stand out more.

“It won’t be just pictures, things would basically come to life,” Rico said. “It feels great to know that a lot of my work will be in the book, especially since this is our first year using this app.”

Yearbook adviser Ashley Spencer traveled to a yearbook conference in Norman over the summer, and that is how the app was discovered by Broken Arrow’s yearbook team. Norman High School used this app during their yearbook creation process last year. The Aurasma app went along with the theme and helped bring their book to life.

“We decided to use Aurasma this year so that we could display more pictures or videos with our yearbook pages,” senior managing editor Cloey Patton said. “This will be good for our yearbook because pictures or videos that we’re not able to use in the yearbook can still be featured. It will also give us the ability to add coverage of graduation and prom, even though the yearbook final deadline is before those things happen.”

Broken Arrow High School’s yearbook is very focused on the students and wants to try and make each yearbook better and better.

“Our society is becoming more dependent and invested in technology, it’s important for us to create new ways to keep our book interactive,” senior editor in chief Gracelyn Basinger said. “I think it will definitely be used for yearbooks in the future.”

Students interested in seeing the pages come to life in this year’s yearbook should make sure they pre-order now in MN106 or at The app Aurasma is available in the Apple store or Google store.

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