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This site provides free downloads to create an art electronic portfolio. The free downloads help to advertise the sale of software to create a book of your artwork that is publishable. The products look great and the cost doesn’t appear to be too high.
This tool could motivate students to actually publish beautiful art filled books that may direct them into a lifelong career.
This is a GEOSS activity. Joanne Owen uses GIMP with her students for a project that involves enlarging and painting a monochromatic self-portrait. GIMP is an open source application for editing bit-mapped images. GIMP is available from: http://www.gimp.org
Ever wonder how Google comes up with all of its creative specialized Logos for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day? Google holds a competition where they invite K-12 students to play around with their homepage logo and see what they come up with. Each year a panel of judges will select 40 finalist doodles, from which the public will help select a favorite that is features on their homepage. They provide a series of PDF downloadable
lesson plans for each grade group to help students with their doodles and to provide ideas for integrating this project into your curricula.
The National Winner will win a $10,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice, a trip to the Googleplex, a laptop computer, and a t-shirt printed with their doodle. We'll also award the winner's school a $25,000 grant towards the establishment/improvement of a computer lab.
* Each of the other 3 National Finalists will win a trip to the Googleplex, a laptop computer, and a t-shirt printed with their doodle.
* Each of the other 36 Regional Winners will win a trip to the Googleplex and t-shirt printed with their doodle.
* Each of the other 360 State Finalists will receive a "Doodle 4 Google" certificate.