First graders are learning about the parts of an insect (head, thorax, abdomen, antennae, wings, and six legs) as they design super cute critters.
Transition from physical to digital
View the Gallery of Critter Sketches here
I photographed the drawing sheet after students traced their design with black marker and erased their pencil lines. Then I cropped the text from the sheet and adjusted the brightness and contrast until each little critter became a clean black and white design.
Coloring in Colorscape App
Students learned to download their drawings from the dropbox and import them into the Colorscape app. They explored the tools and began digitally coloring their art.
Making these critters fly in Do Ink App
stay tuned as students use their colored critter to make it fly across the sky...
View a similar project:
Third graders, a few years back, made anti-litterbugs that cleaned up our community as they flew around Arlington Heights. See my post for details.
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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