Over the past two weeks, the fifth grade students 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 and show their ideas
This project is my variation of a Keynote Silhouette project that is posted on the Apple Teacher website. Students did a great job following multiple steps (given both orally and in writing) and using their creativity to design their “tours.” The final documents are very colorful and so interesting to look at.
Here is a gallery showing the students’ projects. (Note – a few student projects may be missing if they were absent on Monday when we finished the project.) You can click on an image to see a larger view.