Sunday, August 28, 2011

Maddy Teaches an Art Lesson

Mr. Mitchell noticed that Maddy was using Adobe Ideas to sketch some animals on her iPad and asked her to teach the class how to do it. Maddy moved to Mr. Mitchell's iPad, which was connected to the overhead, and taught the class using a simple technique based on progressive shapes. Completed images were saved as screen shots, mailed to Mr. Mitchell using a class email account and displayed on the overhead for everyone to view.

Maddy was a wonderful instructor, and the class obviously enjoyed the impromptu lesson. What other lessons could students teach each other? We'll be exploring that idea this year.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a wonderful treat -- to see the iPads being used for field work and for concrete sketching of items found on your trip. I also find it heartening that the idea for how to use the sketch idea came from one of the young explorers. As a teacher, I need to remember to be open to students as experts, too. Thanks for sharing your journey with us!
    Kevin Hodgson
    Western Massachusetts