It is simple and has been around for a long time. Microsoft Paint is an effective and surprisingly powerful tool for the classroom. There are many more capable graphic editors and drawing programs available. But Paint is free and available as it is found in every Windows Start menu in the Accessories folder. It’s also […]
Teaching graphic skills to children and teens in Grades 1-12. Tips for creating illustrations using graphic software such as Microsoft Paint or Google Drawings.
Not sure how to draw? You can trace images in photographs to create cartoons using Google Slides. Try it! This is the “Trace a Photo to Make a Cartoon” Extension Activity from the TechnoGallery technology project. Check out the project to see how young students can use digital art tools to create a gallery of
Support the Creative Process in Primary Students In a previous post, I described TechnoGallery. Not only is this project fun for beginners, but it integrates technology into the visual arts curriculum. Using Google Apps for Education, the activities in TechnoGallery gradually introduce drawing tools and techniques to support the creative process of making art using
Do you like Kid Pix 3D? Here is a fun language arts activity you can do with your students! Compose an acrostic poem with moving letters. An acrostic poem has the first letter of each line spell out the topic name down the left side of the page. Each line of poetry begins with one
Are you looking for a quick language arts activity your students can do in one or two class periods in the computer lab? Why not have fun with fonts? Have your students create a picture using words. This activity is a great way to encourage your students to use descriptive language. It can be done