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NUSHU – Earthling News in 3D

A series of Augmented Reality adventures about international current affairs connected with the curriculum

A series of Augmented Reality adventures about international current affairs. NUSHU is an alien whose mission is to understand humans and send reports back to its own species. Students get to interact with the character in 3D and with AR educational games related to the topic in hand. Each installment connects the news with the educational curriculum. A very engaging experience for children!

HundrED 2019


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HundrED 2019

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February 2018
With NUSHU children not only develop their critical thinking about information and learn to find for reliable sources, but they also connect different subjects. And they learn that despite the problems in the world, it’s a place they can help improve.

About the innovation

Connecting global impact issues to the curriculum

NUSHU is a great tool for teachers aiming to link the innate curiosity of children to what happens in the world to the curriculum. NUSHU helps increase Media Literacy skills, which is an increasing concern, but it’s also an engaging way to go over curricular subjects. NUSHU is also a solution for innovative schools looking for more transversal solutions in the school curriculum.

NUSHU is a series of Augmented Reality adventures with a main fictional character that makes children discover global issues.NUSHU is the name of an alien from the fictional planet Lavonia whose mission is to understand humans and send reports back to its own species.

Students get to interact with the character in 3D and learn through specially designed Augmented Reality educational games related to the topic at hand. Each installment addresses an issue with a global impact and connects it to the educational curriculum.

NUSHU engages children in the news by fostering their curiosity and their desire to explore and play. NUSHU creates an environment in which they have fun and, at the same time, understand complex issues.

NUSHU’s pedagogical quality has been certified (by Kokoa) according to the standards of the Finnish educational system. The service is available in English and Spanish.

NUSHU was used in schools for a year before being officially launched.

NUSHU is made upon the idea that children are every bit as interested in the world around them and have as much right to information as adults.

Impact & scalability

Impact & Scalability


NUSHU is an up to date media service with AR, storytelling adventure that is very engaging. It challenges stereotypes through an alien character.


High engagement and ease of use across curricular.


Nushu is currently being used by 450 students, looking for schools + districts to scale in.

Implementation steps

Select the news adventure

In our web catalog, there is a list of the available NUSHU ‘missions’ (this is how we call every installment) for our subscribers. You can also find ‘Emergency landing’, the story about NUSHU in our site's homepage.

1.Go to

2.Create an account.

3.When your account is activated, you’ll receive an email with the keys. Now you can login.

4.Go to My Missions page, and select the sample missions.

Print the comic strip

The comic strip displays NUSHU’s research on news with a global impact. It also contains the AR markers that will display and the related guide for teachers. With a this information you can now prepare the class in advance.

1.Print out the PDF of your chosen comic strip and the teacher guide associated.

The comic strip is in the first 2 pages of the file. We recommend to print them out in A3 size, and the guide in A4 size.

Activate the AR experience

1.Download the NUSHU AR EDU app from the App Store or Play Store.

2.Enter your username and password.

3.Point to the AR markers and enjoy NUSHU’s interaction.

Extend the lesson with suggested activities

1. Pick the activities you would like to work in class. You can follow a suggested path of connected activities below each category. The categories are:




2. Once you have finished them, you can choose to publish them online and share it using the hashtag #NUSHUAR so we can acknowledge it, share it and answer back!

Subscribe to the service

Choose one of our plans and subscribe to the service. The subscription gives you access to all downloadable missions in the archive and the upcoming one during the subscription term, its teaching guides, and the access to the augmented reality interactions and games.

1.Access to with your keys

2.Go to My Missions page

3.Activate one of the plans available

4.If the plan doesn’t suit your needs, contact us to tailor it for you at

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