colAR Mix is a free AR app for iOs and Android that causes specific coloring pages to come to life in moving, 3D images. colAR provides several free coloring pages, and then additional pages which can be purchased.
This week, we used colAR to enhance our poetry writing and figurative language lessons. Students were given several picture options (free pages) and directed to write a poem about the picture, using figurative language - of course, instruction occurred! When they finished, the wrote the poem around the edge of the page, colored it in, and used the app to see it come alive.
Motivation levels were very high and students were excited to share with each other. Final work was posted in the hallway so that anyone passing by could see how students' poetry came alive!