Update:  Thank you to the teachers and students who participated in the special 10th Anniversary “Dots Around the World” project.  Please be patient – some unforeseen technical difficulties have arisen – your dots have been received and the video is ready to upload – I just didn’t imagine that I would move and be without enough internet access to upload the video to YouTube. I’m working on it – and hopefully the video will be accessible very, very shortly!

Remember this last year?

Collaborating and creating dots with teachers and students around the world was a blast last year and I want to do it again – but with a twist!

This year is the 10th Anniversary of Peter Reynold’s book “The Dot” and I’d like to incorporate that into this year’s Dots Around the World Collaborative Project! There is an official dot day – September 15th – so I’d like to release the completed video on this date. That means that there has to be a submission deadline: Friday, September 13th.

Important Difference (from last year)
This year’s video will have a theme:  Ten
Please, please make sure that your dots have something to do with 10 – otherwise I can’t include them in this special tribute to Peter Reynold’s 10th Anniversary of “The Dot”
Possible ideas (and any others that you can think of!!) include:

  • Create the number 10 in dots (could be a whole class/group effort or individual)
  • Create a picture only using 10 dots
  • Spell out the word “ten” in dots
  • Select your ten best dots from the class


What do you need?
An iPad (or more if you have them) and time (time for your students to create their dot pictures using any ipad app you wish – I’m thinking the more different apps we use the more versatile we can show the iPads art capabilities).  I was also thinking that iTouches or even the teacher’s iPhone would be ok to use as well if you don’t have iPads.

Possible iPad apps to Use (but you are certainly not limited to these ones!)
Doodle Buddy (free)  Inkflow (free)  Drawing Box (free) Draw (free)
Procreate (4.99)  MyBrushes (1.99) Drawing Pad (1.99)

Tech Spectacular Extra – I’d really love more of these this year! (It’s easier than it sounds)
Educreations,(free) ShowMe,(free) ScreenChomp, (free) Explain Everything (2.99). These iPad apps would be cool to use if you are willing to choose ten students to record the actual drawing of their dots – I’d speed it up for the final Video)  Please let me know directly if you would like to do this piece as well. Last year we used DoodleCast Pro (it costs, but it’s brilliant and definitely worth it and I used it all the time for our Grade 3 Student ePortfolios!)
MyBrushes (1.99) also records as you are drawing and saves to your camera roll – then you can email it to me.

Very Important:
Please include student name (first name only) and the app used to create the dot on the image.  See link below for an example : http://www.flickr.com/photos/teachingsagittarian/7920592790/in/pool-2114863@N22

How do we get the Dot drawings to you?
There are several different ways to get your dots to me before the 13 September deadline:

Dropbox / Box net
If you’re a dropbox/box net user – simply let me know in the table below and I will share you in on a special folder for dropping your images in.  This really is the BEST way to get your video/image files to me.

I’ve set up a flickr group called 10th Anniversary “The Dot” Collaboration Project 2013.  If you join our project simply upload your photos to this group if you are a flickr member already. (it’s a public group – no need to join, just add your photos).  Short videos can also be posted here as well.

Or you can just email your dots to me (or better still have your kids email their finished dot straight from the iPad if you have it set up)

Ah, the all important time frame!  All dots to be included in the video need to be in dropbox, box net, flickr or sent via email by Friday 13 September – so that the video can be ready for release on Sunday 15th September.
This deadline will be strictly adhered to!

Can anyone think of anything I’ve forgotten?

Still interested?
Please click this link to the 10th Anniversary: Dots Around the World Spreadsheet to help me keep track of who’s taking part and how you’re going to get your images to me!

Please feel free to invite anyone you think might like to join in!
Can’t wait to see what happens this year.  Get creating!!