At FableVision Learning, we’re more confident than ever that the educational climate is changing for the better — with more creativity in the classroom, more outside-the-box thinking, and more self-directed learning. In that spirit, Peter H. Reynolds whipped up these two posters. Inspire your students to make this the most creative year the world has ever seen!
Here’s a ready-to-go colored poster from Peter:
With this black and white version, have students add their own colors and art — and be sure to have them sign it, too!
These posters will be available for free until October 6, 2013. After that you’ll be able to find them in the growing collection of printable posters in our online store.
International Dot Day participation has soared above 1,252,000 teachers and students as of today, September 14th. WOW! We are so thankful to all of the educators around the world joining us in celebrating creativity this year.
We were thrilled to find out that the School District of Palm Beach County is holding a district-wide celebration of Dot Day this year. The school district is the 11th largest in the continental U.S., with more than 176,700 students. John Long, Technology Program Specialist, organized this tremendous creative endeavor — and he was kind enough to send us this Dot Day flyer he shared with his creative technology staff and colleagues. The flyer features activity ideas, links to resources, tips for getting started, and more. It might give you some great ideas for how your district can celebrate next year!
The School District of Palm Beach County has several groups facilitating events from kindergarten all the way up through 12th grade. John is collecting photos, stories, and videos for their “dot”-cumentary (we can’t wait to see it!). John even created a website for their district initiative.
We’ve already started receiving cool stories and videos from John, but the celebrations will continue on for some time. According to John, “We are stretching Dot Day from September 15th-ish to be more like Dot Week.”
We are so inspired by John’s district, and by all the other districts and schools who are making their mark this September. Please consider sharing your school or district’s story in the comments below!
Thanks to our fabulous ambassador Suzy Brooks, we’ve connected the dots with awesome New Zealand-based company Puteko to bring you this fantastic new International Dot Day colAR coloring activity. By following these steps and using the colAR app (which utilizes augmented reality), you can watch your dot go from 2D to stunning 3D!
Here are some photos from Peter H. Reynolds, author of The Dot. Peter created his dot, followed the instructions below — and voilà:
First, get a sense for how the colAR app works by watching this playful video demo. Then…
- Print this PDF and have fun coloring your dot. Make your mark — make it your own, unique creation!
- Install the colAR app on your mobile device. The app is now available for free on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
- Open the colAR app on your device.
- Click “Play.”
- Hold your device over the colored page to view it on your device screen (as if you are about to take a photo of it). When you are holding your device in exactly the right position above the page, the page will look blue on your screen.
- Your dot will come to life! Click the little purple icon at the bottom of the screen to switch between different 3D views — watch your dot pop up off the page, become a dot galaxy… and more! You can tilt your device to admire your dot from different angles.
- Please consider sharing a screenshot or photo of your dot at the Dot Day Facebook page or on Twitter with #DotDay and @DotClubConnect. We’d love to see what you’re creating!
For more information about colAR, check out Puteko’s official website. Questions? Please contact the colAR team and they will be happy to help you!
Join more than a million educators and students for International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity in the classroom based on Peter H. Reynolds’ award-winning book The Dot. Learn more by visiting the official Dot Day website.
Will you be joining in the fun this September 15th? Please let us know by signing up — you’ll also receive the free Educator’s Handbook for International Dot Day.
We’re all looking forward to Dot Day, but we’ll be celebrating creativity all year long — and we encourage you to do the same! Here are some new posters by Peter…
I’m Celebrating Dot Day All Year Long – Poster 1
¡Estoy Celebrando el Día del Punto Todo el Año! – Poster 1
I’m Celebrating Dot Day All Year Long – Poster 2
¡Estoy Celebrando el Día del Punto Todo el Año! – Poster 2
We’re Celebrating Dot Day All Year Long
¡Estamos Celebrando el Día del Punto Todo el Año!
Here are two more – an English poster and a Spanish poster to celebrate getting ready for Dot Day 2013:
Here’s another new poster — this one features the official International Dot Day logo:
And here’s the new Spanish version — we LOVE seeing the International Dot Day logo en español!
Enjoy this other wonderful poster in French — it’s such fun to see the logo en francés!
Celebrating on September 13th this year? Download this special poster by Peter, in English or in Spanish!
Or maybe you plan to celebrate on September 16th? We’ve got a English poster and a Spanish poster for that too!
Download this certificate of participation that Peter designed for educators, students, and all other creative individuals who are making their mark:
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This International Dot Day, make your mark MOVE! There are many ways to animate a dot, including using software, apps, a paper flip pad, stop motion with clay or objects… the options are endless.
Here’s one easy way to bring your dot to life:
1. Download the free 15-day trial of of Peter H. Reynolds’ Animation-ish software.
2. Create your film in Animation-ish. Start in the first level — in just three drawings, you can animate your dot. Save your files, and be sure to sign them.
Here are a helpful Quick Start guide and how-to video.
3. When you’re done, click the “Share” button to export as a Quicktime movie (.mov).
4. Proudly share your animated dot! If you want, email us your movie and we’ll post it to our blog. Too big to email? Use a free program like Hightail.
Here are a few fun samples by students and the FableVision team:
Don’t worry about making your animation perfect! Be brave like Vashti – start by making your mark and then building from there.
Remember to send us your animations so we can share them with the world. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!