Inspiration is a software program that helps people organize their thoughts and make simple presentations. In this project, you'll introduce kids to the basic features of Inspiration and have them create a web map to present ideas for their own zoo.
OBJECTIVE: Students will explore feelings by first identifying what feelings are, listing different feelings, and making facial expressions that accompany those feelings. Students will also reflect on these emotions by writing about what makes them feel this way.
A collection is more than simply a set of objects; the relationships among the objects tell a story. A story about a collection could be about things in your room, people in your community, hip-hop slang or ways to give directions.
In our media-saturated world, kids are constantly bombarded by messages, images, opinions and ideas. Add the Internet, Web, email and wireless devices into the mix, and it's difficult for any of us to escape the information—and misinformation—glut.
Even if you're introducing photography as part of a larger project, you'll want to spend time over several sessions introducing photographic techniques to kids to help them understand elementary concepts like distance, angle and framing. "Zany Zoom Ins" is an intermediate activity you can use along the way. In this activity, the kids take ultra-close-up photographs of common objects to identify what they are.