A limited world.

The grade level targeted is sixth grade, their assignment is to think about living in a world with no computers or advanced technology where Xbox, Wii, YouTube, facebook, twitter and Google didn’t exist. They would have to think about a “limited world” where they would explain if they were home what would they be doing and how they would spend their extra time. The point of this assignment would be to help the students see how technology affects us.

I used pixrl to edit this picture where i united three different pictures in one, and added a text to describe the union of all three pictures. I took the concept from Ds106.

Starry Night Painting…

This is a famous painting by Van Gogh painted Starry Night in 1889 while he was getting treatment in an asylum. Supposedly, he painted this piece from his memory and it was supposed to have been based on the sky of “Provence.” Starry Night is his most famous and mysterious piece of work.

The Starry Night offers a great example of movement in painting. It can sometimes be helpful to show a photograph or another landscape painting to start a discussion with students. Usually landscapes are still and peaceful and the sky offers a calm background. Here, the sky takes center stages and is truly alive. And while the image holds so much energy, creating the painting took planning, precision, and patience.

Understanding the brush stroke is the key to unlocking van Gogh’s style. When students paint, they are usually seeking to fill up areas with color quickly. Here, van Gogh is laying each bit of color down carefully and separately.

I will have my students to do “Art project” on painting and this would be a great example to show. Here is a example of how students are good at painting.

Also this video shows a great example of how student can learn from others painting. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw7XYhrhRqg[/youtube]

This was VisualAssignments308..


“A circle is a round straight line with a hole in the middle” By Mark Twain, quoting a schoolchild in “English as She Is Taught”, Century Magazine, May 1887. 

The above quote describes how circle looks. Here is an image describing the circle.

8th Grdae math Students are to find quotes from literature on Circles and then relate those to pictures (can find those from internet) which describe circles. Pictures can be anything that resemble circles.

This is a good practice on teaching geometric figures.

The idea is taken from Visualize that quote, which is to explain a quote using a picture.

Algebra Equations

Students can find X to even both sides and also find similar pictures to get more practice on Solving  Equations.

X+3 = 8

5+3 = 8

8 = 8

The following is another picture, which shows that students can use real people and objects while solving equations. Students are to find real life pictures and then turn them into math equation.


The idea is taken from Iconic Identities, which is to remove icons and still get recognizable picture. I will use this assignment while teaching Algebra class to solve equations. Students will be supposed to find similar pictures or equations to practice on solving equations.