During these last few weeks of school before Christmas break we may be looking through our collection of Christmas themed movies to watch with our class. I would like to propose a new idea or an "in addition" to a video why not engage your class with some augmented reality activities?
Two apps that come to mind that have some specific augmented reality worksheets for the holidays are Chromville and Quiver vision. First, Chromville app which is available for both ios and droid. To obtain the printables you must first create a free account. Once you have a free account you can download the file called Free Christmas pack". In this pack students can color pictures and play a game. On the first page students can color the Christmas scene and find the items hidden in the picture. Also, included in the packet are 3 gift boxes that can be colored and 1 Christmas card. As with all of Chromville's pages each page once colored are scanned by your mobile device (once you download the app) and the page comes to life on your screen. Below is a video that shows the whole packet come to life! There are so many possibilities for the Christmas card including:
Another app that is ready to go for the holidays is Quiver Vision app. This app is also compatible with both droid and ios. Remember prior to printing the pages make sure you have the app downloaded and ready to go! Below is a video demonstrating the penguin ice skater with a special game - collect the snowflakes. Quiver Vision posted many different augmented reality pages to their website including:
These are some great apps to use during the last week or so of school prior to the holiday break. These apps keep students engaged and excited. Students can also take these pages home with them to do over the break. You can even pair these interactive pages with books about penguins or the cold weather.
Thank you for reading and Merry Christmas to all!
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