Over the past two weeks, the fifth grades worked in Keynote on our Mac computers to create a visual representation of a “tour” of their brain. This project helped students learn/practice/review a variety of technology skills including:
- taking a photo with a webcam and inserting it into a document
- opening and saving files
- adding, moving, resizing, and formatting graphics and text
- using copy/paste (to add arrows – not everyone got to complete this step)
- using color, space, and sizing to creatively and effectively design their project
This is the first time we have done this project (which is my variation of a Keynote Silhouette project that is posted on the Apple Teacher website.) Students did a great job following multiple steps and using their creativity to design their “tours.” They are very colorful and interesting to look at – they look amazing on the wall of the computer lab!
Here is a gallery showing the students’ projects. Note – a few students may be missing if they were absent when we finished the project.