Dot Day

Make your mark on the world!

What Is Dot Day?

International Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity , courage, and collaboration. It's based on the book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds. In the story Vashti has trouble in art class because she doubts her artistic abilities. With encouragement from her teacher, she "makes her mark" and discovers that she is a brilliant artist. Dot Day is celebrated every year around September 15ish.

The Dot (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=222&v=t5mGeR4AQdM

The Dot Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZQMhdYJhsA

Life Principles

Some of the life principles that can be reinforced by the book are courage, perseverance, compassion, & friendship.
In this project learners will use Apple Clips with dictation to describe how they will use their talents and passions to make their mark and make the world a better place. Learners are encouraged to share in both their native and second languages and will upload their videos to Flipgrid. We are looking to connect with other classes and will collect data about connecting classes for students to analyze such as location, distance from our school, etc. We will have recording booths set up in the library during the week of Sept. 11th-15th.
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Dot Day Schoolwide Art Project

Learners will be working on Dot Day rock painting during art class from Sept. 11th-14th!

More Dot Day Ideas

Dot Day Ideas

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Global Connections Doc-You can use this document to connect with other classes via Skype or Google Hangout.

Support

Amanda and I are happy to support you and your classes during our Dot Week Celebration. Here are some of the ways we can help:


  • Helping with the Making Your Mark Flipgrid & Apple Clips Project!
  • Seeking & scheduling #DotDay Partner Classes for you to connect with!
  • Hosting #DotDay connections in the library!
  • Hosting #DotDay design projects in the library!
  • Getting you set up on Skype and ready to connect! Never used Skype? Not a problem. We are happy to help!

Sign Up

Sign up for Dot Day Celebrations on this sheet. You can use part of your check out time or just pick an empty slot. Click here to sign up. If you know what you would like to do (Skype, Flipgrid, stations, etc.), let us know by typing it beside your name.
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