On Fridays, Miss Bosch visits the kindergarten classes. We have started to explore using our iPads as a creativity tool. We used the free Hello Crayons app to do some simple touch drawing. Students learned:
- Using different tools to write and draw
- Switching between tools
- Erasing tools
- Clearing the page
- Using paint bucket fill
On the following week we used another great free drawing app called Draw and Tell. We started by using some coloring pages. The kindergarten students used colors and patterns to fill in the white spaces. They also learned to add, resize, and delete stickers. (Pinching in and out can be a tricky skill for tiny hands!)
Then we progressed into free drawing. Students worked on making pictures of their recent trip to the apple orchard. They had to decide whether to use thin or thick drawing tools and had to switch between colors. We also learned to use the undo button.
The Draw and Tell app also has a record button that allows students to tell about their picture. We hope to test out recording on another day!