Friday, November 5, 2010
Love & Letters
Wow, where does the time go? I was just sent a gentle reminder that it's been a while since my last blog post, and lo and behold, it's been over 2 months. Shameful! In my defense, I have been a bit preoccupied--new school year, new University classes, and....a new fiance. :) Who knew wedding planning was so time consuming?
One item on my recent to-do list was to find a nice frame for the engagement photos we had taken recently. While exploring one of the local stores, I came across a series of Letter Art posters that inspired me to create a new lesson for my desktop publishing students. Usually, I steal, modify, and combine existing lesson ideas, but I'm proud to say that this one is all mine! It doesn't take very long to complete (3-5 days, depending on your class and how creative you want to be), but the kids love it and learn lots of great skills. They get to use digital cameras and learn about macro mode, edit and enhance their photos in online photo-editing programs, and use MS PowerPoint to arrange, crop, and color tint their projects.
Below is the complete lesson, including directions, links, and samples. Feel free to steal, modify, and combine my lesson in any way you need--though if you share it with anyone else, please give them the link back to my blog.
(Click on the rubric to view it in its entirety if your browser cuts it off.)
Some samples created by my students:
I hope you and your students will have as much fun with this project as we did!