Introduction: If I Could Be Anything - Using Paint With Story Writing
Attention Elementary Teachers!!
Teach your students how to use the graphic program Paint to accompany their imaginative story writing using digital photos. Integrate Language Arts with Technology!
Everytime I do this lesson with my students, they love it! It also aids particular students with fine-motor issues.
To write a story with imagination, detail and appropriate conventions.
To use technology in the classroom to promote technological skills and graphic development.
To learn how to open, close and save projects on the computer.
Note: This project can also be done for other purposes besides "If I Could Be Anything" story writing. For example, it can be used for a holiday activitiy (making oneself into Santa Claus, a Vampire, a leprechaun or Cupid!) You may also choose to do this activity when having students do a comic strip, art for a book about them (biography) or placing themselves on a map doing an activity that they engaged in on a vacation. The ideas are endless!
You may view the lesson in a Power Point slideshow attached below.
Step 1: Learning Objective
Step 2: Story Writing
Step 3: Preparing for the Computer Lab
Step 4: Resizing Digital Photos
Step 5: Uploading Photo in Paint Program
Step 6: Using Paint Tools
Step 7: Erasing
Step 8: Drawing (And Having Fun!)
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