If coloring is any part of your life at all, then you have to check out Quiver. That goes for teachers of younger children and parents of younger children, and once they see it, older students might want to get in on the fun.
Quiver (formerly Colar Mix) brings coloring books into the world of augmented reality. Print coloring sheets at the Quiver website and color them. When done, download the Quiver app for your iOS, Android or Amazon device. Scan the coloring page with the Quiver app and the objects on the coloring page will come to life. The Quiver app uses your camera to scan and to display the image in 3D. Watch as characters run around on your table top, dance and fly planes. The 3D characters all look exactly as you color them.
Make sure that you only use Quiver coloring sheets … other coloring sheets won’t trigger the 3D, augmented reality effects.
- Practicing fine motor skills with young children.
- Providing a break for older students during testing or other high-stress times.
- Providing a creative outlet for completing the coloring page.
Do I Plan to Use It?
I plan to use it with my own children and might use it on a case-by-case basis with older students just for fun.
Commitment and Learning Curve
The app and coloring pages are free, so there is practically no commitment. It’s easy to use the app, so the learning curve is not steep.
Best for ES MS or HS?
Best for elementary, but anyone who loves to color will get a kick out of it!