Recently, some of our students shared their creative thinking and problem-solving skills at an Invention Convention. During this session, parents and special guests were invited to visit and learn from student inventors about a creation they made to solve a particular problem. Students created design prototypes of robots that would go around the house and pick things up for you, shoes that could display important messages, solar panels that would power up your electronic devices, and robots that would tighten your shoes. In addition, they shared facts about an inventor they studied. In addition to using their iPads to research their chosen inventos, student also used Pic Kids to create fliers to advertise their products. Thanks for sharing your creative thinking, VVE Cardinals!
Our hAPPy Friday app sharing this week reviews Draw & Tell HD -- an app younger students can use for drawing and simplified animation. Whether exploring color and pattern combinations in the coloring-page section, drawing their own images, or creating mini-animations with movable "stickers" and voiceover, this app offers many open-ended exploration opportunities. For more info on how to integrate this app in your classroom, check out the app integration handout. Many thanks to VVE kindergarteners who shared some of their own creations (see above).