Visual silhouettes – provoking conversation at learning conferences 15/365

Over this week the kids have been working on a visual goal to represent their ‘word’ for the term.

The word was chosen from the IB learner profile or an attitude from the PYP tree. First I asked the kids to think about how they could show this word using only their shadows. I then took a picture of the child in front of a plain background with a contrasting colour to the child.

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The kids then made a word cloud of the word using Tagul and downloaded the photo.

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The children then used the instant alpha tool to remove the background and played around with the lighting levels on their photo until they ended up with the final product.

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These will be displayed as a group in the classroom during learning conferences to provoke discussion. Parents will first have to look to find their child amongst the shadows of others. There is then a discussion about how they made the word, why did the child choose that word before using the classroom iPads to make a visual response.

The environment becomes a provocation for a conversation about learning and opportunity to create together.

Art provokes us to think and act…

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