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Students can download an app to bring their yearbooks to life

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Greenwich, CT | Added on June 11, 2014 At 04:39 PM

Sporting their college shirts, Greenwich High School seniors packed the student center to pick up their 2014 yearbooks, which isn't like any old yearbook. This year, students can download an app that opens up interactive features. 

"It's Aurasma. It's an app and we download it. It interacts with the yearbook. We can put in videos, slideshows, and photos. It's a really cool feature. It makes the book come alive," said 2014 Compass Club Advisor Kenna Metter.  

Between flipping through the pages and signing friends yearbooks, students learned how to use the digital component. 

"When you hover your phone over any picture on the yearbook, or anything in general, it will play a video or a slideshow, which is really cool and quite innovative," said Cholo Cruz, a freshman in the Compass Club. 

"It's a good way to show our school, and to really show the life of our school. We have sports, athletics. We've shown a demonstration in the art studio with a student working on her piece of work. We have our headmaster. (He) gave a speech to the school and that was really cool. That was actually the very first one we did. We thought what a great opportunity and a good way to introduce this app, this technology, and this year to our school and to our town," Metter said. 

Aurasma can be downloaded for free and can be used on both Apple and Android phones. 

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