Before you download this app (available in Google Play or iTunes), please note that it is not “Quiver – The Matchmaking Game.” Trust me, you don’t want that on your elementary classroom iPads 😉
Quiver-3D Coloring App is the new face of ColAR, an augmented reality app that brought colored pages to life. In fact, when you go to the Quiver website, you will probably recognize some of the same coloring pages that were offered by ColAR. One of my favorite free pages, the one they offer for Dot Day, is thankfully still there – although it now has “Quiver” across the top.
Quiver offers a few new free pages of particular interest to educators. I think the Animal Cell one was part of the ColAR inventory, but I hadn’t seen the Planet Earth or Volcano ones before. I played with the Planet Earth one last night, and wish I had seen it before my last class with my 1st graders. They were learning about the continents, and would have flipped over the augmented reality – especially the different viewing options of the earth, being able to manipulate it, and the ability to take pictures and video.
I decided to check out “Magic Letter” (also free). I have absolutely no idea what the characters are saying or what the writing is, but the video that shows up when you scan it is very cute. As you can see, it looks a bit like an award certificate, so I put my name on it to see what it would do. At the end of the video, the characters hold up the “letter” with your writing and confetti flies.
Like Zookazam, there are free features and paid features in Quiver. Really, though, the free ones are only limited by your students’ creativity.
For more augmented reality fun, check out my resource page here. There are lessons, activities, and app suggestions. For these last few days of school, augmented reality might be just the thing to engage your students.