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Students use creative tools in the Seesaw app or website to complete classroom activities like "Pixel Animals"

Haylee Godfrey

Student Instructions

Pixel Animals

Draw your class mascot using only dots (pixels). 1. Press on the green button to start the activity. 2. Choose your name from the class list. 3. Select the tool. 4. Change the width of the pencil to the thickest line. 5. Using your finger to press gently up and down, create your animal shape, using only dots to fill out the image. 6. Remember to change colours on the side menu. 7. When you are finished, press and then again to upload your work into your folder. 8. Don't forget to sign out when you are done.

1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 2nd Grade, Computer Science, Art
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

This activity was given to students after discussion on pixels and how they form our digital images. We read "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds first and discussed the many different types of dots drawn by the main character. Students were shown many different photos, pixelated photos and given a definition of a pixel.