Beardy Face

I was a “computer art” teacher for a couple of years, back in the day, back in district 26.

I used some of these lessons.



Poem, by DDD

Dear darling daughter Isabelle wrote this poem (whether for a class or no, I don’t know). What grade do you think she is in?

Sketch on Smart

I was at 721K and a teacher demonstrated how to sketch on her new flat-panel Smart Board. She is herself a brilliant artist and watching her was hypnotic.

Sketch on Smart

6 Word Stories

As a spin on the Six-Word Memoir, we created Six-Word Stories. Students write six words that describe a photograph. The words can be a proper sentence or not; they can be funny, academic, thoughtful, etc. We used the Skitch app on the iPad to write the sentence. Here are two samples:

Studio. Code. Scratch. Art.

Put it all together and you get It is part of the whole coding-in-school endeavor. ANYWAYS, I went to the website (thanks for the heads-up, Lionel) and modified some kid’s existing project. The one I worked on was done in Scratch coding, which is this drag-and-drop block coding methodology.

Here is a picture of the code:


When I press a “play” button, the code activates a little guy who draws a picture on the canvas. By changing the number of degrees the guy is supposed to turn (see last line of code), I was able to get some incredible designs.

See for yourself:

Here he is in action:


Try it yourself!


August 2017
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