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Make a Christmas Tile

In this project, you’re going to be making your Christmas tile.

Step One – Get an Idea

You’re going to making a picture in Keynote, like how you made the picture of the witch. Here are a few examples:



Think of your own idea for a Christmas-themed picture.

Step Two – Set Up Your Keynote Frame Into a Square

Step Three – Make Your Illustration

If you didn’t make the witch or forgot how, you can see the tutorial on the Make a Witch project page.

Step Four- Export Your Illustration and Upload to Seesaw

Make a Keynote About Western Expansion

Step One – Trace the map of the United States

The first thing you’re going to drag this picture of the United States to your desktop:


You’re then going to open up a New Document in Keynote (use the white background), drag the picture in and you’re going to start tracing one region at a time.

Here’s the video to show you how to do this:

Step Two – Add in the information about each region

Step Three – Finishing Up, Exporting and Publishing

The Week Before Winter Break Projects

Assuming you’re done with all of your regular assignments, you now have your choice of working on one of the following projects.

Choice A: Make a Christmas or Winter Card

Choice B: Make a Slideshow about Reading Under the Stars

Here’s the pictures. Here’s the directions. Go to it.

Choice C: Make a Recording of Jingle Bells

When we made our GarageBand song, I showed you how to use loops. But you can also play a song if you know the notes. Watch the video to learn how.

Here are the keyboard notes to “Jingle Bells.” Practice them until you’re good and then record them.


Choice D: Start the Coding Course

Code.org has several courses for elementary students to teach them how to code. I’m going to be going through the more advanced courses to see if they’re worthwhile over the winter break, but the first course is fun and teaches you beginning concepts. Follow the directions in the video to get an account and get started.

Fifth grade students use this link.

Sixth grade students use this link.

Make a Website About an Artist

Step One – Do Research on Your Artist

Use the databases on Mrs. Salazar’s Library page to do your research, particularly InfoBits. If – and only if – you can’t find enough information using those resources, then check with Mrs. Gamboa or Mr. Mattson about using another source.

Use Lino to record your notes.

Step Two – Organize your notes

You’ll probably want to put them in chronological order, but you’ll also want to organize your information. For example, you will want to put information about a painting next to that painting. You might want to put information about their artistic importance together or any information you can find out about their influences and family.

Step Three – Write the biography

The most important thing here is not to plagarize the research you’ve done. In other words, you don’t want to copy word for word the information you recorded. One way is to have one person read aloud a group of notes and then try to write that information in your own words without looking back at those notes – until you’ve finished, to check you haven’t misstated any facts.

The other way that helps to frame your research in a unique way. For example, you could write the biography as if you were that person experiencing those events. Or you could write it as the “The Five Most Important Dates in _______’s Life” and incorporate the information you found into those events.

Step Four – Make a Keynote

Start a Keynote. Start with a title slide which will be like your table of contents. On that slide you’re going to have a biography button and a portfolio button.

Add another slide by clicking the + button. Now you’re going to start the biography. Don’t try to paste your whole biography onto one slide. You want to break it up into 3 – 4 slides. You want to use pictures that illustrate something that is mentioned on that slide.

After the biography, put another series of slides with their most important artwork. Leave room for buttons which will get the viewer through the slides.

Step Five – Add Links

This video will show you how to add links to your main slide, then to add a Next, a Previous and Home buttons to your other slides.

Here’s a home button that you can use:


Step Five Extra – Change the Color of the Home Icon

Step Six – Export Webpage

After you’ve exported it, you can test it out by dragging the index.html file to the Safari icon in the dock. If it’s working to your satisfaction, let Mr. Mattson know. He will upload it to a web server so it can be seen on the internet. You’ll then be able to link to it on your blog.


Here’s where I got the idea to use Keynote to make a webpage. If you’re having trouble figuring out the directions in one of the videos above, you might want to get the information from a different point of view and see if it helps.

Create a Math Problem Solving Video Tutorial

Step One – Practice the Skill You’re Going to Make a Tutorial Of

Go to Thinking Blocks and pick the area and skill you’re going to make a tutorial of. Solve the five problems in that area.

Step Two – Open Up Your Keynote and Write Two Problems of Your Own

Choose New Document, then the White theme.



Delete the top text box and use the bottom text box for writing your problem.


When you’re done writing your problem, left-align the text.



Add another slide by clicking the + (Add a slide) button in the toolbar in the top left.


Save your work.

Step Three – Export Your Slides as Images




Step Four – Transfer the Images to the iPad

Step Five – Record An EXPLANATION on How to Solve the Problems in Educreations

Step Six – Embed the Recording on Your Blog

Make a Slideshow

Step One – Download the photos and put them into the Photos app

Fifth Grade Students: Download these beginning of the school year photos.

Step Two – Edit your photos

Step Three – Export your photos

Step Four – Import them into Keynote and add transitions

Factors Of

Part One – The Basic Structure

In this video, I figured out the factors of my number by writing the equations that went with it.

I then made a keynote with a title slide plus two slides for each equation.

After that, I made arrays that went with the equations and added Magic Move transitions that occurred automatically.

Part Two – Adding Text Animations

In this video, I added a line of text to each slide that kept track of the factors as I introduced them in the slides.

To make it look good, I added some text animation to it by moving the text in and out.

Finally I added one more slide to the end to summarize the factors.

Part Three – Finishing Up

Five Word Silhouettes

For this project, you’re going to create a silhouette image of yourself and then fill it with five adjectives that describe you.

Step One – Five Adjectives

You’re going to come up with five adjectives and then post it to Edmodo.

Step Two – Get a Picture


Get a picture taken of you in front of the blue butcher paper with the iPad. (The blue butcher paper will help you make a transparent background by making it easier to remove in step four.) Make sure you’re looking to the side. You can be doing something you like to do (throwing a football, power walking, dancing, laughing, etc).

Step Three – Transfer Picture to Computer

Step Four – Make the Background Transparent

Step Five –  Add a Background

Step Six – Transfer Picture Back to iPad

See directions in Step Three.

But this time in PhotoSync, you’re going touch Receive instead of Sent. On your computer, you’ll click Upload, just pick the Camera Roll and drag the picture from Keynote into the page.

Step Seven – Add words with WordFoto

Step Eight – Post the Picture in Seesaw