Wednesday, October 13, 2010

3rd and 4th Grade Self Portraits

The first several weeks of school I spent teaching the 3rd and 4th graders how to measure proportions of their facial features in order to create a self portrait. It was a hard lesson for both myself and the students when once we were through with the drawing, the painting of the portraits was rushed and completely covered the drawings. The fourth graders used a monochromatic color scheme with using the complementary color for the background, and the third graders used primary colors- working with tempra cakes. Third grade was also encouraged to keep the colors seperate. Below are a few really great examples.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Embedding Power Points using Slideshare

I am currently sitting in a workshop on google docs and thought because that blogger is run through google that I could paste or upload directly from google docs. This is NOT so. My wicked awesome instructor Tisch said, take this time to play and figure out what will benefit you. So I did and this is what I found!!!

Upload your power point from your computer directly OR from google documents into a Slide Share account. Copy the embed code from the slideshare website once your power point is there and paste it DIRECTLY into the body of the text of your blogger post. This will then display the slide presentation just as it is currently displayed on my page. The power point above is not one that I created- but found through a google search. This was WAY simplier than I expected it would be. :)