Week 7: Too much work, now have fun
This week I want you to show off your creativity. I have suggested some sites you might want to visit. If you know some other sites to show off your artistic talents then tell us about them in a comment and we will add them to the list.
We want to see or hear your creative masterpiece so you might need to make a screen shot to save as an image to add to your post. Otherwise add a link to where your creative work can be found.
Remember if you are under 13, you will need to get parent and / or teacher permission to use many of them.
- Art games including jigsaws from getty art
- Sketching with odopod
- art from around the world in a mosaic
- Colour in motion needs flash player
- Interactive ideas at the National Gallery of Art, USA
- Create a sand picture by clicking on the little grey square in the top corner to get instructions
- Create your own art work at artpad
- Site on how to draw it
- A school art teacher’s blog with lots of excellent ideas
- Draw your own cartoon characters here
- Magnetic poetry – create a poem using their words, take a screen shot or submit to their gallery and put link in your post
- Use Fotobabble or Blabberize to create a movie or book trailer
- Register at Educaplay to create lots of games and literacy activities
- Create a book that flips the pages at flipsnack. Check out the other links at the bottom as well.
- Make beliefs comics are great for your creativity
- Little Bird Tales for creative writing
Music and audio
- Aviary is great for both music creation and editing of images. The link goes to an education version.
- Isle of Tune is fantastic for creating your own musical items
- Voki allows you to type or speak what you want the character to say
- Audioboo – create whatever you want to say on your blog then embed it. Check out Em’s blog for examples.
- Create tones to use on mobile phones at Wolfram – need quicktime plugin
- Use keyboard, guitar or violin at this site
- Play drums here, but use a headset
- Create your own music and become a composer
- Music activities for all ages
- Toymaker ideas at the bottom of the page – make the toy and create a video showing us how it works
- Use physics to make a contraption – make sure you disable the sound
- Use physics to build towers – again disable sound
- Use magic pen to move the ball
- Using your camera effectively with these project ideas
- Automatoon will not work with Internet Explorer but great way to create an animated movie.
- Another great site is goanimate – teachers there is an education version of this as well
- Kerpoof is great for all ages
- Think this might be a girlie site called Pop studio
- Check this page for lots of computer links for creativity
Sites suggested by students last year
Activity 1 – Visit at least three different creativity sites and write a post about what you did on the site. Remember to include a screen shot and or link to your creative masterpiece.
Activity 2 – Find a website where you can collaborate with another student from a different country – you might be able to create a story together or something else more creative.
Activity 3 – Make sure you have lots of links to other students and classes on your blogroll. If on weebly, maybe create a post with at least ten links of other students around the world. You are going to need this for a game next week.
Activity 4 – Write a post about creativity and how you are creative in your life. If possible display your creativity eg photography, video, music. Check out this blog by chillibasket in Ireland. He is showing his creativity each week with the photos he has taken.
Activity 5 – Leave a comment about another site on the web that you think is showing creativity. Remember to leave the URL of the site.
If you still have time, visit lots of blogs of other students around the world. Leave comments on their posts and make sure you include a link to your blog so they can return the favour and visit your blog to leave a comment.