Today they learned about using Fonts, creating a custom color, and adding a drop shadow. A lot to learn in 40 minutes, but they did great.
It was especially great to see them "making a color" rather than just choosing from colors already selected.
If my students learn nothing else from me this year -- I want them to know how to be creative and not mini-mes!
We had a bit of a learning curve today -- but it gave us a chance to remind each other that we are all still learning. So many of them are used to be "great" on their first attempt and I am glad to see that they are realizing that sometimes things do take time.
Today we worked on "perspective" and also learned some new editing tools. Again, a lot -- A LOT -- to conquer in 40 minutes.....we had some successes and some still learning....but that is 100% okay.
This program is an advanced graphic tool and they are absorbing a lot of tools right away.
In the next few weeks, after a few more foundational tools, we will begin our "create a scene based on a movie". Today when I mentioned, I cannot wait until we get to Lord of the Rings and you create "Mordor" -- you could see the lights of "oh, I get it" come on. They are starting to see how each skill each week is preparing them for what is to come.
Our main goal today was to create a picture that looked like we were in a cave, perhaps on a kayak, looking out to an island. Below you will see a sampling of all the creations from this week's lesson.
Our 2nd grade class was introduced to Type to Learn. I found a nice video at School Tube that I showed them.
https://www.schooltube.com/video/72fea4567c54a813de3c/ and then we talked a bit about "practice." They did a great job. This will be our only FULL day of typing. Starting next week, we will have 10 - 15 minutes of typing and then right into another program.