Class Tech Tips: Augmented Reality Coloring Pages

Combining coloring with augmented reality is an easy way to introduce this exciting technology to students.
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Combining coloring with augmented reality is an easy way to introduce this exciting technology to students.

After reading this article in the New York Times yesterday I started thinking about one of my favorite coloring apps for children. No matter how old or young you are coloring requires a combination of skills that can be applied in various situations. Combining coloring with augmented reality is an easy way to introduce this exciting technology to students. The colAR Mix app (available for iOS and Android devices) is a super fun choice with plenty of free options.

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Students first color the pages printed out from the companion website. Then they hold their device with the colAR app open over the page. Within seconds their creation comes to life thanks to their colorful augmented reality trigger.

Visit colAR Mix’s website to learn more!

cross posted at classtechtips.com

Monica Burns is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Visit her website at classtechtips.com for creative education technology tips and technology lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards.

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