This resource works on so many great technology skills. While students may be familiar with using pattern blocks to make designs, it brings the skill to a whole new level to do it digitally. Each slide has only 1 of each pattern block. This means students need to manipulate the pattern blocks in order to fit them over the design on the mat.
The first 6 slides walk students through using the handles to move and rotate the shapes as well as 2 options for copying and pasting the shapes to make as many as needed for the designs.
If this is their first experience with the skills, I recommend talking through the first 6 slides together and even demonstrating the first design in all 3 levels as a whole group.
There are 3 levels of each design, for a total of 30 slides of practice per Season. That means 120 total activity slides! Students will need a lot of time to complete all of them. I recommend starting it as a lesson and then keeping the activity on hand for a sub or for early finishers.
•Navigating to file
•Copy and paste shapes 2 different ways
Table of Contents:
3 The Rationale and tips for the teacher
4-7 Directions for accessing the files from my Google Drive and assigning them through Google Classroom
8-10 Directions for using the files as PowerPoint and sharing them with students
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