Implementation of ‘Stories Inspired by Photographs and Paintings Inspired by Stories’ (SOI-RO-144)

I chose to implement this learning scenario in order to teach in an attractive way about graphic editing applications. This topic is part of our Computer Science national curriculum for the 5th grade (11-12 years old students).

Motivation

At the beginning of the ‘Graphic editors’ chapter, one of my students made a remark: ‘ Who doesn’t know how to use Paint?’ I then decided to use an innovative approach to teach this topic. The Teaching With Europeana blog was a natural choice for me.

Implementing the Learning Scenario

I adapted this LS to my class, focusing on collaborative work. Students worked in groups which they really enjoyed. They divided responsibilities within their team. In the end, groups leaders had to upload the final product in a Padlet. If you want to take a look at my students’ work, click here. We voted for the best painting inspired by a story.

Conclusion

Students improved their communication and writing skills by practising storytelling. They also had a chance to get familiar with Europeana Collection and practise an eye for detail. They improved their graphic editing skills and had the opportunity to create original content in teams. The lesson was interesting and successful, both for the students and for the teacher. The activity’s objectives were met.

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Stories Inspired by Photographs and Paintings Inspired by Stories, created by Alma Suto

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CC BY 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana Collections and provided by the Wellcome Collection.

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