MSQRD is a brilliant app. Download it onto your device, turn the front-facing camera on and choose a live filter. The app places different (often quite funny) features on your face! You can take a photo or even record a video.
How does it work?
Watch my video tutorial on how to use the app:
How can I use it in the classroom?
In a recent drama lesson, which was about character development, for the warm-up activity, I asked my students to download MSQRD and choose a live filter. They then had to create a villain focusing on:
- What they are well known for.
- The most evil thing they have done.
- Their next conquest.
The lesson worked well and the students had fun and at the same time, were really engaged.
Here are some examples that my pupils created:
Some children can become anxious when doing role-play; especially when being filmed. This app gives them a virtual mask to hide behind and when I used it, I certainly noticed that confidence increased.
Have you used MSQRD in class? Are there any other apps you use? Let me know by commenting below.