Read the book “The Gingerbread Boy” to the class. (Use a document camera to show
the book or I have a digital story on my iPad that I project on the screen)
Then the students must use
a stamp of the gingerbread
boy in the Tuxpaint
program and disguise him
so that the fox won’t eat
the QR code
the picture on
the hard drive
to use later.
Add your text in the box above.
Choose your color and pixel size
After you create your avatar click ‘finished.’
Then choose ‘Skip naming.’
Next, click ‘Download Now.’ Save it in a file on
your hard drive so that you can use it later.
Insert your avatar and QR
code into a Word
You can hang these in
the hallway for an open
Tagxedo and Avatar
Skills: creating a product using a Web 2.0 tool, saving files, navigating
between programs, inserting pictures from a file, resizing pictures,
printing, creating an avatar to use online (cyber safety)
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Summer Summer Summer Summer Summer Summer
This is a word cloud.
The theme of this word cloud is
things to do during the summer
A “~” must be between two
words that need to stay together
The more times you repeat a
word, the bigger Wordle will
To use this image somewhere
you have to get a screenshot in
order to save it.
Research and the
The student does all the research
before they start the PPT
This type of a project takes
several class periods to complete
PPT, Pub and Excel
Students will be in
groups of 3. One will
make a chart in Excel,
one will make a
PowerPoint and one
will make a poster in
I provide all the
information so that the
students don’t waste
any time researching.
The students can focus
on putting that
information into the
Using the home row
students create a pumpkin
going to use
Google and Bing
when they are at
Google and Research
• Teach students about using keywords
• Stress importance that not all websites are credible or true
• Students should click on several websites to help collect
• Tell students that websites will pay to be at the top of the results
list- just because it’s the first website doesn’t mean it’s the best or
that it meets your keyword search
• Watch out for advertisements!
• Maturity – the image search can get raunchy—fast!
• Google has many options for narrowing a search – check them out
• Boolean Search—Using AND, OR, NOT
Thank you for your
attention and attendance.
Northwoods Fine Arts Academy
Sand Springs Public Schools
Access to Sky Drive folders
My K-2 site with
links for students
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