In 2008 I saw an advertisement for Dr. Horrible (see above, right) and thought it would be so cool to create an image similar to this but use it for good, not evil. I designed a paper collage lesson and tried it with second graders. Then the following year I thought it would be fun to do this digitally. Back then (before iPads) I didn't have a simple way for students to create graphic designs. I did much of the work behind the scenes. It was about 5 minutes of work per student to create these silhouette superheroes. (What was I thinking?) Now that we have iPads everything is different. Every second grader was able to do every step of this project in one simple app.Yeah! We can learn so much more now and show the world our inner superheroes!