International Dot Day!
Countdown to the week of September 15th!
Bring Your Dot to Life in 3D!
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!
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.
- Open the colAR app on your device.
- Click “Play.”
- 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.
- 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?
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.