International Dot Day!

Countdown to the week of September 15th!

Bring Your Dot to Life in 3D!

RSD 6 Elementary Schools (Connecticut) will make their mark on Dot Day! This is our first year participating in International Dot Day. Close to one million students from all over the world are participating.

STEP 1: GET INSPIRED
Borrow the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds from the school library or show your students the digital version at http://youtu.be/t5mGeR4AQdM.

STEP TWO: GET MOTIVATED

Bring Your Dot to Life in Amazing 3D.

A creative collaboration between FableVision Learning and New Zealand-based Puteko resulted in a FREE APP called colAR. Download it for free by clicking here. colAR utilizes augmented reality to bring life to a coloring page. Your students will watch their dots go from 2D to stunning 3D!

Show your students this video so they can see how this app works!
http://youtu.be/EGMjsYHD7Ak


STEP 3: GET CREATIVE
Now it's time for our students to let all their creativity flow! Print this coloring page (click here ) and provide your students with colored pencils, crayons, or paints. Once their creations are completed, then follow these steps.

  1. Open the colAR app on your device.
  2. Click “Play.”
  3. Hold your device over the colored page to view it on your device screen (as if you are about to take a photo of it). When you are holding your device in exactly the right position above the page, the page will look blue on your screen.
  4. Your dot will come to life! Click the little purple icon at the bottom of the screen to switch between different 3D views — watch your dot pop up off the page, become a dot galaxy… and more! You can tilt your device to admire your dot from different angles.

Want to Skype another school during DOT Week?

STEP 4: SHARE
JOIN the DOT COMMUNITY. http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/get-connected/share

Please consider sharing a screenshot or photo of your dot at the Dot Day Facebook page or on Twitter with #DotDay and @DotClubConnect. Peter Reynolds would love to see your creations.



Source: http://fablevisionlearning.com/blog/2013/08/dot-day-fun-watch-your-dot-come-to-life-in-amazing-3d-in-the-colar-app/