Creating a Graphic and Saving It for Later Use
Students in a group of four or five, explore the process of digitally painting a picture, editing it, and then saving it on disk for later use. The students in the original group then teach the rest of the class the same process.
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Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: Miley Cyrus - “Driveway”
Miley Cyrus' "Driveway" provides young lyricists with an opportunity to identify figurative language in songs. After a guided practice exercise, individuals use the provided worksheets to find examples in the song and to add images to...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Symmetry to Create Corporate Logos
Young mathematicians investigate the use of symmetry in graphic design. After first learning about reflection, translational, and rotational symmetry, children use this new knowledge to identify symmetry in letters of the alphabet and...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Ever wonder what it would be like to be Rube Goldberg for a day? Scholars learn about simple machines and how combining them creates complex machines in a STEM activity. They use everyday materials to build machines to ring a bell along...
3rd - 8th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
New Review Creating a Water Tank—Part II: Selling the Tank
Convince the city council to use water tanks. Scholars use their water tank designs from a previous activity to calculate costs. They then create videos and web pages highlighting their designs and write up a presentation for the city...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Load It Up!
See how a marshmallow can hold up a bridge load. Teams take a closer look at the design of bridge piers. They determine the types of loads that might affect a bridge, and, using that information, they calculate the needed cross-sectional...
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
Blogging to Create a Community of Writers #1: Setting Up the Blog
Writer's workshop is an idea that's been around for years. Students write, read, and comment on each others writing in an authentic and thoughtful way. Here is a 21st century twist, 6th graders will use the class blog to create a...
6th English Language Arts