Augmented Reality (AR) is a relatively new tool for classroom engagement. Put simply, Augmented Reality is the use of technology such as a tablet or smart phone to give three-dimensional appearance to images and place them in an artificial environment.
The colAR App is a free AR app that would be a useful addition to any classroom.
To use the colAR App, follow these 4 steps:
1. Download the free app from either Google Play or the App Store.
2. Visit the colAR App website and print a free coloring sheet.
3. Color your sheet.
4. Scan the sheet with the colAR App.
Consider using the app to engage students in writing by encouraging students to compose a story about the picture. After students compose their story the student may color the picture and use the app to bring the picture to life! A teacher might also consider using this app as a classroom reward.
If you would like to see a demonstration of the colAR app, stop by the Instructional Resource Center in University Hall Room 249 during the month of January.
Leave a comment below of how you might use the colAR app in your classroom or setting.