Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mrs Tele'a to Maps

Learning about scale and perspective when mapping...

Our year 5 and 6 extension group had the task of drawing me from different angles. It was a very quick exercise where they had only 20 minutes to draw me. The rules were - no moving off their chairs and they could use any draw programme they chose.

All students selected hyperstudio to draw in. They were very focused, while I sat as still as could I kept reminding the students about the skill of 'look, look, looking' at the subject and then 'draw'.
After 20 minutes we travelled around the classroom, observing one another's attempts. Here's some of the things we found out...
- proportions are important - using a scale is a must (some drew my head too large in comparison to other body parts and positions)
- draw just what you see not the extra bits you imagine might be there
- cannot change the scale you are using - same scale for the entire picture. All the students have their own personal post on this learning experience.
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