DIVERSE COMPUTER ASSIGNMENTS CHALLENGE DIGITAL ARTS STUDENTS AT SUMTER PRIMARY
COMPUTER PROGRAMS CHALLENGE STUDENTS AT SUMTER PRIMARY
DIVERSE COMPUTER ASSIGNMENTS CHALLENGE DIGITAL ARTS STUDENTS AT SUMTER PRIMARY During Digital Arts class at Sumter County Primary School the students explore the concepts of art and other subject matter by the use of the computer. Students work individually and collaboratively on a series of projects that integrate traditional media into digital media. Some topics we covered this year include; Digital Science, Digital Music, Digital Sculpture, and Digital Animation. Students have access to various computer components in the digital arts lab these include; keyboards, drawing tablets, cameras and a variety of software.
Each day the students meet for whole group time on the carpet and view a teacher made power point that introduces the daily assignment. The lesson starts with a question of the day in CRCT format, essential question(s) and I can standards. The students are introduced to the software and shown examples of work. Following the lesson, the students work at individual computers to complete the daily assignment. On Fridays the students have the opportunity to go back and spend more time working on their favorite activity from the week.
During the 3rd nine weeks the students have been studying sculpture architecture and geometry. They have created a 3 D sculpture using Google Sketch Up, watched and sang a song about 3D shapes on YouTube, worked with Destination Math software to reinforce geometry concepts, designed the floor plan of a house and created a 3D rendition of their design, and experienced an internet field trip to learn about sculpture by exploring an animated musical story at the National Gallery of Art website.
Here, from left to right, students, Jose Rivera, Jesus Rodriguez, Jonathon Saldivar, Cobin Palacios-Perez are directed with hands-on assistance by teacher, Mrs. Becky Schabeck and paraprofessional, Ms. JoAnne Griffin.