Wow, wow, wow! I know I am easily impressed, but WOW! The colAR Mix app is fun, fun, fun! Basically, this app turns a coloring page into 3D! First you need to go to the website (http://colarapp.com) and print one of their coloring pages. Then, using any coloring device (crayons, colored pencils, markers, paint), you color the page. I used colored pencils because I had them available.
|I printed out this coloring page.|
|I'm ready to color!|
|My finished artwork!|
Now, the fun begins! When you open the app, you highlight your colored image. When the image overlay turns blue, the app has captured your image and turns it into a 3D movable image. The background changes on a rotating basis. Although the app is pretty basic, it is completely amazing that you can do this on your mobile device!
|When the pink shaded area turns blue, your image will turn into 3D!|
|Landscape Changed to Desert|
|Now my balloon is over the ocean!|
|My balloon is flying over a city!|
|Notice my desk in the background. The 3D effect is awesome!|
Eat This Not That
This game asks you to pick which food item of two that would be a healthier choice. It is a rapid fire game and moves very quickly. I was surprised at how many choices I got WRONG!
I have been a Weight Watchers member in the past and paid for their online resources and app. I now use the free app, Lose It. Fooducate is very similar to these apps. When I was trying out Fooducate, I scanned an item that was not in their database and followed the steps for submission to the site. I then got an email thanking me for the submission. Although I probably will not continue to use this app, since I currently use Lose It, it is good to know it is available.
|I scanned my Diet Coke can|
|I tried to scan a WholeMe WakeMe Bar|
|Success in adding this snack|
|Email I received as a result of submitting the WakeMe Bar|
Since my husband and I like to travel, this app may be useful. It was easy to use and there were lots of languages to choose from. I chose to try "Happy St. Patrick's Day!" and translate it into Irish.
The Khan Academy app has interesting information. I did an Art History search for Da Vinci and then decided to learn more about his "Virgin of the Rocks" painting. I discovered an interesting story about why there are two of these paintings. You will have to check out the app to get the story for yourself!
|Khan Academy Search Results|
We have a white board at the entrance to the ERHS Media Center and we try to change the greeting every day. The Today's Document app may be a good source for daily reading prompts to put on the board.
|Document for March 16, 2014|
|Zoomed in for close up of George Washington's handwriting|
|Document for March 19|
|Searched for My Birth Date|