International Dot Day

September 15th-ish

International Dot Day is just around the corner...

"International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.

The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe."

- http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/get-started


The Dot
I also own a copy of the book. If you'd like to borrow it to read to your class just ask! :)


The Dot - Official Website

Get your teaching resources and ideas here, find out all about the dot and author Peter Reynolds.
http://www.peterhreynolds.com/dot/


Download the Teacher Resource Guide for International Dot Day at the link below.

Celebri-dots

Check out this blog with dots created by authors, illustrators and celebrities all around the world who wish to encourage creativity. See dots created by authors Sharon Creech, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Kristin Tubb, Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, as well as Carole Hart of Sesame Street fame and Craig Bartlett, creator of Hey Arnold! and PBS KIDS’ Dinosaur Train.


ColAR app creations

The ColAR app has been created so that students can now colour their own dot design and then see it in 3D form through the technology of augmented reality. Student's designs come alive.
More information can be found on the FableVision Learning blog - http://fablevisionlearning.com/blog/


Some inspiration...

Check out how Richard Colosi and his classroom made their mark on the world with some dot inspired artwork!


iPad Artwork Inspired by Peter Reynold's "The Dot"

Some more art ideas...

Check out these Pinterest boards for links to a stack of great art ideas to tie in with International Dot Day.
http://pinterest.com/artgirl90/art-lit-int-l-dot-day/
http://pinterest.com/missperron/international-dot-day-ideas/
http://pinterest.com/misschaffey/dot-day-ideas/


Announcement

There will be no more Tech sessions this term due to rescheduling of staff meeting to Thursday and concert prop working bee sessions. See you next term!


Want to know more?

Misplaced the link to a previous flyer? Head to my Pinterest board where they are all saved - http://pinterest.com/misschaffey/tech-flyers/
Want to find some other great Web 2.0 tools or iPad apps? Check out my website - http://ictwithmissc.weebly.com
Want to develop your areas in a specific area. Let me know and I'll schedule a PD session in next term.