I have done a presentation called Creative Digital Projects that turn Stem to STEAM at three conferences over the past couple of years. These 45-50 minute presentations include a bizillion ideas in a media packed keynote file that I have trouble sharing online. However I did create a condensed version of the presentation for the AOE Online Conference last summer. The presentation has been behind a pay wall for one year and can finally come out for public consumption now. The following lessons are shared in the video below. Learn more from my links. Also, see Wes Fryer's review of my live presentation at the Illinois Computer Educator's Conference here.
Dryden Raffle Winners who won the "Make a Bookmark" prize met with me during lunch recess to create a Cat-in-a-hat-ify bookmark of themselves using our new art room iPads purchased from winning the McGraw-Hill STEMie award last fall!
We are so excited about the new ways of creating and exploring art these iPads will bring.
More about our Bookmark Project:
Students used these items from my dropbox folder and a photo they took on their ipad to layer, resize, and position the elements of the bookmark in the Brushes App (can do this in Sketchbook Express too). Then they used the ink dropper to choose a matching color to complete the background layer.
View the gallery on Artsonia here.
Don't have dropbox yet? Click here. Want to make a Weebly? Click here.
We used our custom photo booth FX to pose for our portrait with the hat and bow.
This will help us draw our self-portrait next week.
This is my 4th post about this project. Read the others at this link.
Last year I bought little plastic 8"x 2" bookmark sleeves without knowing exactly what to do with them. Well, I think we know now. We are starting to Cat-in-a-hat-ify ourselves in third grade in time for Read Across America this March. We had to work in groups of three on the iPads and follow all the directions for saving the images to the camera role from my dropbox, bring them into sketchbook express, transforming them to the right size and placement, then merging the layers down to free up more layers, then save the art to the camera roll, then email it to the teacher. Whew! that's a lot of steps. But, even on our very first attempt I found these super cute bookmarks in my inbox. Worth it!
I wrote another post full of other Cat-in-a-hat-fying ideas including a custom photo booth effect and this book cover design.
View the post here.
You can try this lesson with images to practice with on your iPad using the resources I posted on my Creating on iPads page.
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