Here is the link for the Intro to Building with Shapes in TinkerCAD tutorial:
Over the past five weeks, our fourth graders have been doing a unit covering word processing skills. We have practiced many skills in Microsoft Word including opening/saving files, inserting text, spelling check, formatting text, adding clipart, text wrap, and copy/paste. To conclude the unit, students used these skills to type a personal narrative about a trip.
Recently the kindergarten students created fall pictures with the Feltboard app. This app provides them a great opportunity to be creative, as well as letting them practice moving, resizing, and deleting elements. After they finished their pictures, Miss Bosch recorded them telling stories about their pictures. Click on each video to view and listen. You will love hearing their sweet voices!
The first graders had a lot of fun recently making these funny leaf people using KidPix software. In this lesson, the students learned how to double click to open a file. They then used text, drawing, stamp, and flip tools to decorate their funny leaf person. Here is a video showing all the pictures from both classes:
The second graders recently wrote and illustrated stories about “If I Were President.” In this assignment they continued to work on opening and saving files, typing in text boxes, and using a variety of drawing and graphic tools. If you are getting tired of the political ads this time of year, you may find their ideas both fun and inspiring! (Click on each picture to get a larger view so you can read the stories.)
This week the pre-K students to used the Memory Match app during iPad time. You can see they are concentrating so intently that I could not even get most of them to look up and smile at the camera! This app is a fun way to build thinking skills as well as learn new vocabulary words.
Over the past few weeks, the kindergarten students have been creating pictures on their iPads using drawing tools, text, and stickers. We have used both the Hello Crayon and Feltboard apps.
The third graders recently completed these autobiography stories in computer class. In this lesson, the students created text boxes to type a story about themselves. Then they used a mixture of paint bucket and drawing tools to create their own illustration for their autobiography. I think the stories and drawings do a great job of reflecting their personalities. (Click on an image to see a larger view.)