How to trace photographs in DrawCast – tutorial and lesson plan

Download/ view my PDF instruction on how to get this done <a href=”; target=”_blank”>How to trace a photo in DrawCast</a>

If you can not view YouTube videos, here is the first tutorial from SchoolTube that shows how to start and trace the photo:


And here is the second tutorial on how to paint and share your art:


Or check out my YouTube playlist


Got a Top 1,000 Badge on Yahoo! Contributor Network -Top 5 articles of the year that did it

 Top 1000 badges are awarded annually to the contributors who received the highest number of page views during the year. This is the info that appeared on their website, I was totally flabbergasted with excitement when I saw the badge on my Yahoo Contributor Network profile this weekend.


Here are some of articles that got me there! Here are my top 5 articles of the year with the most hits (click on the Pinterest image to take you to the article)

Source: via James on Pinterest




Walt Disney’s Impact on the World of Animation




Care Bear Stare! a Review of the Animated Cartoon in the 80s my Yahoo! Contributor network article

BLECK! I know those fuzzy wuzzy Bears just turn your stomach – BUT according to my data, they truly were the king of cartoons in the 80s. Check out my Care Bears animated series review to find out why. Click on the Pinterest pic below for the review



“Black Water Middle School” App – BWMS Mobile – Updates, Games, Learning & More

Want updates for Black Water Middle School? Live a mobile life? Click here for the web app


Mr. Reeser and I created an app for Black Water Middle. It started off as something to inform the community about the school, but it continued to grow to include education and entertainment.

Source: via James on Pinterest

You can scan the above QR code or click on the Pinterest image and it will take you to the app. 

Save it to your mobile device’s home screen and be a click away from updates

What you will get if you use the Black Water Middle App

  • Quickest way to get updates for Black Water Middle School
  • Contact a teacher
  • Calendar of upcoming events
  • Parents can check grades
  • Teachers can book a sub
  • Students can play games, view tutorials and more
  • Multimedia from sports, clubs, and major events

Help us continue to make the best Mobile App for School around by scanning this QR code and give us some feedback.




African American History Month Art : Digitally Edited African American Art

My students used a variety of photo editing apps in order to complete this assignment. For Black History Month, they each downloaded several photographs and had to edit each one with a different app. Click down on the bottom on the page for the lesson plan instructions


I was able to put them all together in this video which was shown on the local news as well. Check out this YouTube playlist for the whole project:



African American History Month Art : My Album work of famous artists

My students used this app called “My Album” to showcase some art by African American artists. It was a neat way to showcase another artist’s art, while exporting as JPG or PDF. They could also insert some audio into it and make a sort of slide show.



African American History Month Art : Collages of Digitally Edited Pics

Students got to use the app Pic Collage to arrange their works of art that they digitally edited for Black History Month. Here they are below