This holiday season will be so fun with the Ugly Sweater digital glyph and digital animation projects in one bundle! You can use both projects with the same students or have students do the digital glyph the first year and then the digital animation the next year. Ideal for computer lab teachers or upper elementary classroom teachers.
The clip art pieces can be used for many December events and holidays like Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Solstice, and New Year. You can add more customized options for your students if needed.
Ugly Sweater Digital Glyph:
- Plan on how to show the instructional video to your students (or plan a mini lesson demo yourself)
- Plan how students will save their final Avatar. In the video I used the snipping tool that comes with a window’s device, but your setup may be different. You will need to show students what you want them to do.
- Plan how you want to share the file with your students. I’m providing the Google Slides file link but you can also use this as a PowerPoint file. Using Google Classroom makes it really easy, but any learning management system can be used to send the file to students.
- Navigating to the file
- Navigating between slides in a Google Slides or PowerPoint file
- Copy and paste pieces between slides
- Resize pieces
- Layer pieces
- Group pieces
- Save finished avatar as an image file
Strand: Innovative Designer
Standard: 4.b. select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
I Can Statements:
- I can use keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste
- I can resize, arrange, and layer pieces in a presentation program
- I can create visual representations of the solution to a problem
- I can stick with a problem until it is solved
- I can use the materials around me to help me solve a problem
- I can create an original work using a digital tool
Ugly Sweater Digital Animation:
- Stop Motion is typically done with physical objects and a camera. This project is a little bit different.
- Instead of getting out all of those materials, we are going to do it digitally.
- Using Google Slides, students will animate a story across multiple slides. The 3 prompts are editable so it can be made more (or less) complicated to meet your needs.
- Students can do this with a single device or in groups across 3-5 devices.
- The backgrounds and graphics are provided for students, and they can add their own if needed.
- Innovative Designer: 4d – Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.
- Creative Communicator: 6b – Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations. 6d – Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
- Global Collaborator: 7c – Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal. (if done in pairs or small groups)
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