Draw It Up

Empowered Learner and Creative Communicator

Overview

Just like in real life, we can also create our own digital pictures and artwork for a variety of purposes. Using Abcya!Paint, and NickJr. Free Draw, students will become digital artists as they create artifacts, using web-based painting tools.

This activity will take several class periods. 

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Be exposed to digital art online.
  • Be exposed to two online drawing tools.
  • Be able to have the opportunity to CHOOSE one of the tools demonstrated to create an artifact.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Digital art: Digital art is art created with a computer.

Pre-planning

To prepare for this lesson:

Accommodations

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources. 

Steps

Directions for this activity:

  1. The teacher will ask students:
    • What is art?
    • What does art look like?
    • What are some ways we can make an art piece?  painting, drawing
    • What tools would we use to create by hand? What tools would we create art with digitally?
    • Is art ever used to explain something or tell how something happens?
  2. The teacher will navigate these art sites. 
  3. The teacher will announce to students:
    • Just like in real life, we can also create our own pictures and artwork in our digital life for may purposes.
  4. The teacher will demonstrate:
  5. Students will have the opportunity to explore the various websites demonstrated. Give students an opportunity to explore each site so that they may be able to choose which site to use eventually.

Assessment Options

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Students will choose which platform they want to work in.  
  • You can decide what you would like them to draw. Depending on level of understanding or mastery, you can have them print out artifact or download and put on a learning management system.
  • Here is a rubric for drawing an artifact.

MITECS Competencies

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Empowered Learner 
1.a. Students develop learning goals in collaboration with an educator, select the technology tools to achieve them and revise the learning process as needed to achieve goals.                    

1.d. Students explore age-appropriate technologies and begin to transfer their learning to different tools or learning environments.    

Creative Communicator
6.c.  Students create digital artifacts to communicate ideas visually and graphically.

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

Websites:

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

Draw your favorite book character.

Integrated Arts

 

  • Students can draw their own artifacts. 
  • Students can copy a famous artist's work and create a remix. 

Science

Draw an artifact of the life cycle of a seed.

Social Studies

Draw a city scene. Draw a rural scene.

CREDITS
This task card was created by Courtney Conley and Linda Maison, Utica Community Schools. February 2018.