“Quiver is an app which is easy to use and is useful for different school subjects. Students can participate in an interesting and engaging learning experience which enables them to use their creativity but also learn at the same time.”Nika Drimel & Brigita Toplišek
Quiver is an AR App, suitable for different subjects and students of different ages. It offers an engaging and interactive learning experience.
The Quiver App is an augmented reality app which allows pupils to bring their colouring experiences to life. Pupils can learn while having fun and also while having an engaging and interactive learning experience with this app. The app offers many colouring pages for teachers to use and print – some of them are free but some are also premium. There are also different topics that teachers can choose from.
Teachers can download the chosen colouring pages and print them. Pupils can use their imagination while using different colours or can study the colour of real-life animals, plants, planets etc. and then transfer those colours to their colouring pages. When done, pupils scan the colouring page with the Quiver app – they just tap the orange butterfly which activates the AR viewer and then centre the page under the camera. The app animates the image. Pupils can zoom it in and out, read different facts about the content and also take a photo or video record everything. The Quiver app provides opportunity to use its content for different activities.
What does this app offer in concrete terms?
Using the Quiver app makes it possible for teachers to make their pupils feel involved and learn about the basics of the AR technology. They can experience and research content that they wouldn’t be able to in real life.
In science lesson, the Quiver app makes it possible for pupils to research the butterfly lifecycle. For younger pupils, we can first read a picture book or even try to find a real-life butterfly and then talk about its lifecycle. To enrich their experience and make them more active, we can use the Quiver app. First, pupils colour the butterfly colouring page with colours that they like or if they are pre-taught what colour the Monarch butterfly is they can use their knowledge about that. Pupils then scan their colouring page and their butterfly comes to life. They can observe different stages of the butterfly lifecycle in detail. For younger pupils this activity gives them an opportunity to observe the butterfly cocoon, a caterpillar and then the butterfly which is a great basis for activities that we plan later on. The Quiver app allows them to zoom in the cocoon or the butterfly and observe its shape, colours etc. While doing that they can read some facts (because those are written in English it might be difficult for younger pupils to understand) and also take a photo for later activities (for example, analysing different butterflies or comparing lifecycles of different animals). With younger pupils the teacher can translate the facts or explain the lifecycle while pupils are using the app which means that what would normally be a teacher’s explanation now becomes an engaging activity for pupils, providing an environment that makes them active and interested. The Quiver app can be used in different stages of the lesson – as an introductory activity or as a basis for other activities in the main part of the lesson.