Steps: Digital Collage
Use this handout of hand, thumb, and finger puns to get your creative ideas flowing.
This anthropomorphic thumb, finger, or hand digital project will give students a chance to learn about digital collage, demonstrate an expression with their eyes, mouth, and voice, be creative, and come up with a sentence that includes a hand, thumb, or finger pun. Isn't that thumbtastic?
Steps: Digital Collage
7. Use Chatterpix app to record a sentence including a thumb, finger, or hand pun with an expressive voice. Here is mine using, "I'm all thumbs."
We happen to have two Fugleflicks with Anthropomorphic fingers and hands. These movies include some puns and acting that may get the creative juices flowing.
One group of fifth grade students was back from their field trip in time for art class. So we decided to try something new, Shadow Art, with just that group to see how it would work.
For the past few weeks 5th graders had been working on their flying animations by creating the figure, landscape, and then animating both together on the computer. View them here. So we projected their landscapes digitally on the board and took out our toy dinosaurs. What? Doesn't every art room have a stash of toy dinosaurs? We created a shadow by holding it in front of the projector and snapped a photo.
View the rest of these images in our gallery on Artsonia here.
Lesson idea from The Art of ED
View it here.
We watched a Godzilla Educational Movie to prepare us for this activity. Watch it here or below.
This isn't the first time Dryden students worked with shadows.
We made an entire Fugleflick in shadows called, "Show of Hands".
View this amazing video here.
Congratulations Fugleflick Filmmakers!
I just learned that SHOW of HANDS was selected as the Winner in the Collaboration Category for NextVista.org's River of Creativity Student Video Contest!
This video was chosen from all these entries nationwide by an international pool of Google Certified teachers who acted as judges
for this Next Vista contest.
See the uncut version here.
View the behind the scenes video here.
Here is the certificate for our winners. A hard copy is coming in the mail, but you can also download the digital version here.
This little video, Show of Hands, brings us into an altered world where hands are students and teachers to demonstrate that Visual Literacy really lends a hand in learning. This video was entered into the Rivers of Creativity Student Video Contest hosted by NextVista.org over the summer. We just learned today that it was chosen as a finalist in the collaboration category. We'll learn the outcome in September. Good luck filmmakers!
Students created this as a shadow play using the classroom projector and the interactive whiteboard. They added graphics through Mimio Studio software on our interactive whiteboard as a background. Our limited technology shows, but so does their hard work and creativity. Watch their behind the scenes video to view the process.
View our Entry for the What's Your Story
Internet Safety Contest
(Won the 2nd Place Prize)
View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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