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As educators, we are constantly looking for ways to engage our exceptional learners and help them maximize their potential. What happens when you bring your ever-expanding Cricut skills into your bag of tricks? In this course, we'll look at Cricut activities and resources you can use to support your students. Join us in this session for inspiring ideas you can bring back to your classroom today!
Cricut makes smart cutting machines that work with an easy-to-use app to help teachers and students in all subject areas and all grade levels design and personalize almost anything. In this session, we’ll go over the basics of using a Cricut and cover how to get started with your Cricut account and their design software. We’ll also discuss some cross-curricular activity ideas for you and your students so you can get started on creating unique projects. Let’s explore what this fun and easy to use machine has to offer!
Book Creator is already one of our favorite platforms for digital storytelling, but did you know that you can now combine Book Creator with the power of Canva? In this session, we'll be looking specifically at the Canva app within Book Creator. You'll walk away with an understanding of how to use Canva within Book Creator, plus some exciting classroom applications!
Are you looking for unique strategies to promote social-emotional learning skills? Incorporating the arts enables students to express themselves creatively and tap into their social and emotional well-being. In this session, we will dive into the importance of connecting the arts to SEL and explore specific strategies for enhancing empathy, promoting positivity, and monitoring emotions. We will also share specific strategies such as emotion management through dance, utilizing music to create a calming environment, and using acting and theater to teach social skills. Join us for some new ideas to incorporate the arts into your daily instruction!
Canva is a free online graphic design tool. Together, we will walk through how to access templates on Canva and start creating without having extensive photo editing knowledge or graphic design experience. Join us to explore how educators can use Canva to create newsletters, announcements, posters, social media posts, and so much more!
Join Jennifer George as she leads a lively conversation with illustrators Abby Merrill and Ed Steckley as they describe and quite literally illustrate how to draw Rube Goldberg Machines. Once your students have mastered invention drawing, take learning to the next level with the Rube Goldberg Crazy Contraption Cartoon Contest. We will discuss how the contest can add the Art into STEAM learning and how your students can enter.
Are you looking for a creative activity to bring to your students? Join us as we explore how to create self-portraits online using Google Drawings. We will discuss how this project can teach your students vital social-emotional skills to help them academically and emotionally. We will also discuss unique ways to get students creating and reflecting on their self-portrait design.