How Will You Make Your Mark? International Dot Day 2014

How Will You Make Your Mark? International Dot Day 2014

International Dot Day was September 15th. It is all about being creative and making your mark on the world. The day is based on the book by Peter H. Reynolds, The Dot. It is a wonderful story about a little girl who doesn't think she can draw. She makes a dot and then builds on that one piece of art. Her teacher tells her its all about making your mark on the world and persevering. More about dot day here

Last year our students used the drawing pad app on the iPads to illustrate how they would make their mark. This year we tried something different.

I got to celebrate Dot day again with Mrs. Towe's 2nd grade class. After reading the story and writing down their ideas for how they will make their mark on the world,

They completed activities like making a team collage

They created individual dots reflecting their favorite colors and ideas using the SpinArt App free version.

The most exciting activity we completed was using this very cool app called the Colar Mix . This app allows you to see your drawings in 3D.

The class used Present.Me to create a video sharing their work, and saying how they will make their mark on the world.Kudos to Mrs. Towe for planning such a wonderful and fun filled day for her students.

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Patricia Brown is the Technology Integration Coach at Old Bonhomme Elementary School in Saint Louis, MO, where she implemented the first annual OB Family Tech week and Digital Learning Day. As a classroom teacher, she was awarded a $25,000 Innovative Technology grant for her school. Read her blog at