Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
Make your classroom more E-fficient!
Integrate Creativity into your Curriculum
The Ruler Activity
Classroom Use: This is a fantastic idea to introduce creativity in the classroom. Or, if you have students who are in need of a confidence boost, this can be used as a realization that they, too, can be creative!
Use Tape Art
Instead of designing a poster or presentation, tape art could be used to explain a concept. Provide students with a roll of masking tape and a larger sheet of paper. For our activity, we were to illustrate a piece of Indiana history with our tape. We created a ski slope with a skier using the tape based off a suggestion from an educator in our group. It wasn't the best image of a ski slope or skier, but we enjoyed creating it and expanded our mindset with attempting the create something with tape.
Classroom Use: With masking tape, students could create the setting of a novel, an outline of an historical location, or something unique to the student.
Classroom Use: Again, if students are struggling with creativity, this activity could be used as a showcase of their creativity and confidence. Imagine what your students can create based off a tiny shape!
Classroom Use: This would be a great activity to use in place of a "Get to Know You" worksheet as students can share out their creations. Or, they could create 3D representations of the projects they mastered with the tape art.