ARIS is an open source platform developed at the University of Wisconsin – Madison that allows you to create mobile games, interactive stories, scavenger hunts, tours and data collection activities. Come learn the basics of the program, get some ideas to start you off, and learn more about integrating place-based, active learning experiences in your classroom!
ARIS has two key parts. One part of the platform is the editor, which allows you to build things (i.e., tours, games and interactive stories). The other part is the iOS app that allows you to play things you and other people have created. The app can be downloaded for free from the app store. At the moment, ARIS only runs on iOS devices (iPod, iPad, iPhone). We will have some iPads available during the workshop if you do not have access to an iOS device.
Skill Level: Beginner
Requirements: Computers available. Feel free to bring a laptop.