Friday, August 30, 2013

The 4th Grades Created And Made 3D Dots Come To Life In The Library Today!

This morning these pictures caught my eye.  

They were on Peter Reynolds Facebook page.  I wanted to know more about what Peter had created so I went to the FableVision Learning Live Wire Blog
In the post Dot Day Fun! Watch Your Dot Come To Life In Amazing 3D In The colAR App,  Fablevision Learning shared,

"Thanks to our fabulous ambassador Suzy Brooks, we've connected the dots with awesome New Zealand-based company Puteko to bring you this fantastic new International Dot Dot colAR coloring activity.  Watch your dot go from 2D to stunning 3D!"
I then went to the colAR App webpage to read and watch more on how on this app works.  It is amazing!  

On this website you can get "Free Pages" and "More Pages" to color and use with the app.    
This is where you can also get the special page they created for Dot Day.  I printed it off at home and copied it at school for the kids to try out in the library today.  
I was so excited to show them the YouTube video that would explain the how to create an animated coloring sheet too.  
Now they really couldn't wait to create 3D pictures too!
I gave all of them the special colAR Dot Day coloring sheet and they set off to create. 
 They used markers and crayons to create beautiful drawings to celebrate Dot Day.          
Then they used my iPad and iPhone (which I downloaded the free colAR Mix app onto both) to scan their drawing. They investigated the buttons within the app as they used it too.  
Then their drawing came to life....twirling, spinning, multiplying, and turning into 3D objects.  
They were hooked and couldn't wait to add this app onto their iPads.  

CLICK on the picture above to see Chaney's beautiful artwork come to life! 
CLICK on the picture above to watch Casey and the 3D drawing he created to celebrate the Van Meter Football Teams first game tonight. 
And CLICK on the picture of Meridan above to watch the 3D smily face she created
The 4th graders did a terrific job taking turns with the iPad and iPhone.  They also loved watching on with everyone so they could see how their dots looked too.
They have already asked to do more when they come back next time.  We will use our Apple TV next week so everyone can see them when we share.

We will be hanging their colAR drawings in the hallway in our "Make Your Mark Museum" along with the QR Codes to the Vine videos (to get the Vine app go here and also learn more).

We can't wait to see what all of you create too!


  1. Hi Shannon! We still haven't started school, but I've been itching to get my students' hands on these Dots! My own teenagers have been having lots of fun with them in the meantime these past few weeks. I'm glad you and your students had fun making their mark!!

    Dream Big,

    1. Hi Suzy,

      Thank you so much for making this happen for all of us. How fun. I bet your teenagers are loving it.

      Lets connect our kids and share....They would love it.

      Have a wonderful weekend, Shannon

  2. Love! Love! Love this! Thank you both, Shannon and Suzy for such a GREAT way to celebrate Dot Day!

  3. Happy Dot Day for sure! :)

    Have a great weekend.

  4. I can't wait to try this with my 3rd graders! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Thank you for sharing!!! My daughter and I love this app, but having it for Dot Day makes it even better!