CONCEPT:A unique app that identifies shades of colour captured through the camera lens.
DELIVERY: I instantly liked this app, partly because it does something that I'd never seen done before and partly because it does it so well. The interface is simple and precise - you just aim at something and the app identifies and speaks the name of the dominant colour within the target area. The targeting can be made more precise or widened depending on your preference and you can also turn on a lighting function.
Within the settings you can change the spoken voice language and speed as well as the camera exposure. The colours themselves are grouped into sets ranging from a basic 16 up to a whopping 386 shades. This makes differentiation of tasks that harness the app easy and also allows students to develop their understanding of the colour spectrum gradually.
LIMITATIONS: For what it does, there aren't really any limitations. It would be great to have the ability to snap and collate images within the app though.
CONCLUSION: Unusual and yet versatile across many curriculum areas. 4/5
Exploring colours in the world around you with young learners
Investigating colour shades in the art class
Developing descriptive adjectives for writing
Making precise observations during scientific investigations
As a part of the MFL class by using alternate language options