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 https://studio.code.org/. 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:

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:

spiral

Try it yourself!

https://studio.code.org/projects/artist/r7zYG3wEG88ASvNeO5hFAA

 

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