🥬 It's Friday! "Lettuce" celebrate!
A trick to drawing a realistic animal is to use a photo as a guide. Cover with shapes and then delete the photo.
Learn how in the Animal Stickers #Shapegrams lesson: https://shapegrams.com/stickers
Meet Emma, a sixth grader who expresses herself through digital drawing. You've got to see her amazing creations!
#EdTech #Shapegrams #Education #Art
Students learn how to draw a head and shoulders using shapes in the Portrait Shapegram.
Tony’s tutorial shows how to draw different hairstyles and how to customize hair and skin colors.
👄 Happy Friday! The weekend is so close, you can nearly kiss it.
What's the difference between "Send backward" and "Send to back?" Perhaps this will help.
The funNEST way to build a birdhouse is with shapes!
Q: What is "Justified" text alignment?
A: Space is added between words so that the text lines up on the left and right sides.
P.S. You can position text in different ways inside a shape.
When working with gradients and shapes, there are so many DYEverse design possibilities!
See these sensational self-portraits by super students!
#Shapegrams #Teaching #EdTech #Google
Tony would love to show you how to draw a tie dye T-shirt with shapes in the newest Shapegram.
Puns are guaranTEEd.
🐝 Happy Friday! Are you hapBEE it’s almost the weekend?
This tie-dye T-shirt drawing is made with 19 shapes. 17 shapes make a hole for the shirt. Two shapes show through the hole to reveal the tie-dye design.
A good question to ask students after they've worked on a Shapegrams is...
"What can you do now that you couldn't do before?"
Tony can't help but slide CORNy jokes into every Shapegram. They just POP into his head. Life is much BUTTER with humor, right?!
P.S. Try the new Popcorn zipper. It's an ama-MAIZE-ing digital drawing challenge. https://shapegrams.com/popocorn
What pops into your mind when you see these shapes? (They are the shapes that make up the next new #Shapegrams Zipper drawing challenge.)
If your students have been doing one #Shapegrams lesson per week all school year, they might be ready for these Outstanding Orange lessons (the most challenging skills level).
🟧 Keyboarding Diagram
🟧 White House
🟧 Hero Figurines
🟧 Animal Stickers
#Shapegrams can be incorporated into a student’s day in a variety of ways:
👩🏫 Whole class lesson
🔁 Station rotation
🌅 Morning message
😊 Choice activity
🧠 Brain break
👥 Small group
💖 Passion project
✨ Happy Friday! I hope you have a sWELL day!
Q: What’s the difference between a well dressed man on a bike and a poorly dressed man on a unicycle?
A: Attire! (a tire) 😜
PS: Tony would WHEELy love to show you how to draw a shiny bicycle with shapes:
This page has 4️⃣ free digital drawings lessons, loads of free Zipper challenges, and 66 free growth mindset posters:
The Can and Cube shapes in Google Drawings and Google Slides make is easy to draw shapes that appear to be 3D.
Mikey isn’t working, open up!
Chicken your pockets. I think your keys are there!
P.S. Draw a lock in the padlock Zipper: http://shapegrams.com/lock
Fun fact → The loop of metal that opens up when a padlock is unlocked is called a shackle. You can draw a shackle using the U-Turn Arrow shape in Google Slides/Drawings.
#Shapegrams #GoogleEdu #EdTech
It's not just your brain that gets exercise when doing #Shapegrams. Your eyes get a workout from rolling! 🙄
The newest Zipper drawing challenge is a real keeper. It's a padlock!
A KEY detail is the 3D look, which is achieved with shading certain shapes.
Members can open this Zipper at http://shapegrams.com/lock
Level = Remarkable Red
🗓️ Happy Friday! According to my KOALAander, it’s almost the weekend!
Would you "BATHer" wear only one shoe all day or take a four-hour bubble bath?
FYI → Draw a yellow floating friend in the Rubber Duck Zipper: http://shapegrams.com/duck
This duck is drawn with 7 shapes. It's simple BATHematics!
Next week's new Zipper drawing challenge has been swirled into this mystery picture. What might it be? No need to be insecure about your guess. #Shapegrams
🛑 Happy Friday! I can’t stop myself from telling you to make it a great day!
A little bird told me there's a new Zipper, and it's a rubber duck.
Make a copy of the DUCKument in Google Slides or Drawings.
Level = Beginning Blue
Tracing something as detailed as Earth’s continents can be frustrating. You’ll get better at tracing the more you do it.
Want to know what Tony can build with these shapes? Tune in next week for the unveiling of the Zipper drawing challenge!
🧈 Happy Friday! You "butter" make it a great day!
👃 Happy Friday! Everyone NOSE it's almost the weekend.
This new Zipper is a gem! Drawing, tech, and thinking skills can really sparkle as students recreate the shiny crown.
Level = Progressing Purple
The picture in the Spring Scene lesson can be made with EGGScatly 107 shapes.
There are some clever tricks you can do to draw the eggs in Google Slides and Google Drawings. If you put your mind to it, you can make EGG-cellent things happen!
Rabbits don't hatch from eggs, but don't let that stop you from drawing the picture in the Spring Scene #Shapegrams lesson.
Skill Level = ⬜️⬜️⬜️🟥⬜️ Remarkable Red
In case you missed it, here are our most recent Zippers. They are all UDDERly EGGSellent drawing challenges. Students will have a BALL recreating the pictures.
🏀 Happy Friday! Let's get this "throw" on the road. I "hoop" you have a great day! Rim-ember to smile.
⚓️ Happy Friday! It's aBOAT to be the weekend!
🕯️ Happy Friday! It makes "scents" to enjoy your day.
🍌 Happy Friday! I hope you're "peeling" good about today.
This Shapegrams lesson is a real PIZZA work! To draw the picture, you’ll need to use the pie, chord, and block arc shapes (and a few others). You can fill with a custom color to bake the crust to perfection!
💻 "Digital Learning Day" is March 15. How about getting students to think about digital design by challenging them to draw pictures and text features with shapes? You could add some of these #GoogleSlides docs to a choice board:
This fast food picture is made using 24 shapes. All shapes have transparent borders, and many of the shapes are trapezoids.
🚀 Happy Friday! I hope you do something to make it a SPACE-ial day!
"Wooden" know it—the new Zipper digital drawing challenge is a tree. It can be drawn using only four shapes.
Level = Beginning Blue
#DLDay #Shapegrams #EdTech #Teaching #GoogleSlides #DigitalArt #EduTooter
If you point your browser to shapegrams.com/free, you’ll find free lessons with tutorial videos, quick Zipper challenges, and punny growth mindset posters—all designed to increase tech skills, develop digital drawing abilities, and cultivate a growth mindset.
After 8 years of construction, John Adams moved into the White House in 1800.
It won't take 8 years to build the White House Shapegram. But, since it's made with 626 shapes, it will take a while to draw.
#Shapegrams #digitalart #blendedlearning #teaching #googleslides #EdTech
😁 Happy Friday! I hope you have a sWELL day.
Q. Why is a bee's hair always sticky?
A. Because it uses a honey comb!
The bee in the "Heart Felt Animals" Shapegram is made with 8 hearts, 2 circles, 2 rectangles, and 1 moon.
#edtech #teaching #Shapegrams #GoogleEdu #GoogleSlides #DadJokes
🥥 Happy Friday! If you start everyday with hot chocolate, you might be a cocoa-nut.
🥛 I worked with a 5th grade math group today, and the topic was proportions. I made stickers to celebrate how ratio tables help us with proportional reasoning.
See how this digital heART is made with 20 isosceles right triangles.
Party HEARTy with the grab-and-go lesson: https://shapegrams.com/triangle-heart
⚙️ Happy Friday! Starting off your day with humor is bound to help your COGnitive skills.
The drawing in the Chocolate Bar Shapegram is made with 31 shapes.
Q: What did the envelope say to the stamp?
A: “Stick with me, and we will go places!”
P.S. Learn to draw envelope, bear, and arrow pictures in the Hearts Shapegram: http://shapegrams.com/hearts
The heart shape can be used to draw lots of things! Eyes, noses, wings, leaves, lips...
#Shapegrams #edtech #GoogleSlides #GoogleDrawings #DigitalArt #edutooter @edtech
You might think the gear's teeth are drawn with 8 trapezoids, but they are not. The TOOTH is that teeth are drawn with 4 hexagons.
#fetc #edtech #GoogleEdu #EduTooter #Shapegrams #GoogleSlides #digitalart
Oh, look! The picture from the Shapegram that debuts later this week got all swirly. 😲
Care to make a guess about what it might be?
😍 Maybe one of these fonts will be love at first sight?
More about Display fonts:
👍 I've had a great time teaching model lessons for teachers and students at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Miami. I designed a sticker for each lesson to give away as souvenirs.
t's time to reveal a new Shapegram! It's a drawing of a balloon that's been twisted to look like a giraffe. This challenge is great for people who are inTWISTed in learning to group, rotate, and layer shapes.
The newest Shapegram drawing challenge uses 16 rounded rectangles, two triangles, and one circle.
Your gas is as good as mine as to what the picture might be. 😉
Check it out: bit.ly/new1-2023
#Shapegrams #GoogleEDU #GoogleSlides #edutooter #digitalart #teaching
A new Shapegram comes your way later this week! Anyone want to stick their neck out and guess the picture based on this swirly clue?
A quick way to make a copy of a shape is to hold down Control (PC/Chromebook) or Option (Mac) while dragging. The duplicate appears where you release the mouse. This is really handy when you are spreading many copies around, like in a snowy or starry background.
#Shapegrams #EduTooter #GoogleEdu #GoogleSlides #teaching #education #edtech @edutooters
☁️ Placing part of the cloud shape over a picture is a quick way to take bites out of a drawing. Be sure the cloud is the same color as the background.
#Shapegrams #GoogleSlides #powerpoint #teaching #digitalart @edutooters #EduTooter
👤 I showed 5th graders how to trace a photo to make a silhouette with the Curve tool in #GoogleSlides. It’s often easier and less frustrating to draw overlapping chunks.
#Shapegrams #GoogleDrawings @edutooters #EduTooters #GoogleEdu #teaching