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Canvastic dot NET

  What it is:   Canvastic dot NET is the online beta version of a drawing software program I have written a post about in the past.  Canvastic is basically a Kid Pix type program without all the “toys” it lets students draw and write without being distracted by the ability to “blow things up” or “flush” their picture.  Canvastic dot NET is the FREE online version of the program.  The online version doesn’t have all the bells and whistle that the software version does but it is an excellent online drawing program that lets students save their work to a flash drive or computer and print out their work.  It also has a great replay button that lets them replay and watch the picture they just drew.     How to integrate Canvastic dot NET into the classroom:   The online version of Canvastic is wonderful for those students who use software at school and wish they had it for home projects.  Canvastic can be used for all kinds of amazing classroom projects, some of the ideas included on the Canvastic website are: abstract art animations bitmap art books brochures cards cartoons characters charts conversations covers decorations designs diagrams doodles drawings explanations flow charts flyers graphs illustrations interviews landscapes letters lists logos maps math art notes pages paragraphs pictures plans plays poems portraits posters presentations questions quotes reports scenes science reports sentences slide shows stories vector art write-ups The Canvastic replay button allows students to watch the process of a drawing.  Students could use the replay feature for a plant cycle unit.  Have students start out by drawing the plant cycle in order, when they replay their mini movie, it shows the plant cycle in action….very cool!   Tips:   Check out Canvastic.com to get great lesson ideas and resources for using Canvastic in your classroom!   Leave a comment and tell us how you are using Canvastic in your classroom.

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How Toons

Posted by admin | Posted in Fun & Games, inspiration, Middle/High School, Science, Secondary Elementary, Websites | Posted on 09-02-2009

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What it is:  How Toons is like an Instructables site for kids.  Kids learn through cartoons and videos how things work and how to make things.  This is kind of a How It’s Made website for kids.  Topics include science, space, nature, events, and a how to section.  The cartoons illustrate a concept and accompanying videos expand on the concept. 

How to integrate How Toons into the classroom:   How Toons is an excellent site to excite your students about science.  Share a How Toons with your students and then explore the science behind it together.  Use a How Toons as inspiration, after viewing How Toons, students can create their own cartoon on any topic being studied in class.  How Toons are great for teaching kids how to follow step by step instructions and would also be useful for teaching them how to create their own instructions.

 

Tips:  How Toons would be a fun RSS feed to subscribe to as a class!

 

Leave a comment and tell us how you are using How Toons in your classroom.

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Awesome site!
Thanks.

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