The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe. Sign up and download the free Educator’s Handbook for International Dot Day. Here you will find suggestions and tools, including some great activities created by Peter H. Reynolds, to help you celebrate creativity in your classroom.
- Create an animated dot with abcya Animate: ABCya! Animate is the best way for kids to make animations on the web. The new version features a colorful and intuitive interface, 100 frames, grouping, arranging and over 100 images. When you save an animation it is saved as a .gif file. The .gif file has different frames for each frame you created. To view your animated .gif open up your web browser and click on FILE>OPEN. Open up the .gif file and the animation will play in the browser window.
- Create an augmented reality dot with the Quiver app for the iPad. Print out the free dot day coloring sheet and have students design their creation. Then, scan with the Quiver app and watch their dots come to life.
- Connect with classrooms across the globe via Skype in the Classroom. Share your dots or collaborate with students from other countries. They have an International Dot Day Lesson Plan already created for you.
- Create and collaborate with students from other campuses using a Google Drawing. This blog post will provide you with detailed information.