gif it over for brush ninja

I have used brush ninja a few times this year to allow kids a chance to make their own animated gifs while illustrating their learning. One week we illustrated vocabulary terms, some students showed a change in a character’s feelings, and others showed natural disasters or events. No matter the task, brush ninja allows an element of creativity in their demonstration of understanding. We can’t get enough! Easy to use and customize, students learn quickly how to change a background, duplicate a slide to show change gradually, and to save to their google drives and share images with peers. Here are a few students samples, all quickly created in one class session.

summertime books and jams

Vacations aren’t a given for all kids, especially this year. But I think we can all dream about what we would like to do this summer – and these jamboards are meant to get them planning for the vaca they’d like to take after they read a bit from this bitlibrary about summer. First, a jam to plan out the vacation top items, then they can use the pictures to have a friend guess where they are going. Need a writing prompt? Create a postcard on the jam telling about the best day on vacation! Here’s my example jam to get the vaca clues started.

pizza and pasta make for yummy work

I spotted a jamboard on my internet travels that led me to building this bitlibrary on pizza and pasta. I also enjoyed making a jamboard based on that inspirational first one for my own students to design and slice up a pizza pie! I can’t wait for the day we get to have pizza parties again- who would have thought I’d miss those messy food fests? To edit for your own use make a copy from the file menu drop down. Celebrate the little things (or the size large mushroom pepperoni things).