During the last week of school, Ms. Minter, a fourth grade teacher who has embraced using technology to support student voice, shared these projects that her students had created around their social emotional learning.
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Several teams in Ms. Adam's classroom designed characters in Makers Empire to create a video about how to handle different emotional triggers by responding in a positive way. They then used the characters to act out different scenarios to help build a deeper social emotional understanding of how to respond to triggers in their own lives.
After exploring different tools, our first graders are learning about shape robots using Makers Empire.
Step 1: Design in Makers Empire
Note: Bracelet equals horizontal print, Bookmark equals vertical print
Step 2: Printing the Base Layer
Step 3: Adding the Ribbon
Week 1: Bubble wand and Keychain Challenge
Week 2 - Lithophane Challenge
My Example Lithophane Design
A lithophane presents a three-dimensional image - completely different from two-dimensional engravings and daguerreotypes that are "flat". The images change characteristics depending on the light source behind them. Window lithophane panel scenes change throughout the day depending on the amount of sunlight. The varying lightsource is what makes lithophanes more interesting to the viewer than two-dimensional pictures.
The word "lithophane" derives from Greek "litho", which is from "lithos" which means stone or rock, and "phainein" meaning "to cause to appear" or "to cause to appear suddenly". From this is derived a meaning for lithophane of "light in stone" or to "appear in stone" as the three-dimensional image appears suddenly when lit with a back light source.