Build Yourself Wild!

Today I stumbled upon the “Build Yourself Wild” website! After creating the wild version of myself the creative potentials of this site hit me. Why not have students design the “Wild Hybrid Version of Themselves” and then write a story about their transformation. This is a perfect fun idea for engaging students with becoming creative writers.

CREATING WITH BUILD YOURSELF WILD

start

  • Choose body
  • Choose from the different body parts and background
  • When finished click “I’m Done”
  • Save your wild self to the desktop
  • Insert the “Build Yourself Wild” image file into a Google Doc or Google Slide

Students will write a story using the “Build Yourself Wild” image as their inspiration. This visual will support the student with writing details about character and setting. Their “Wild Self” may also inspire an adventurous story. Unlock the student’s imagination by letting them create their “Wild Self.”

 

Group Work is Easy with Google Slides!

Slides Import

IMPORT SLIDES INTO GOOGLE SLIDE PRESENTATION

It was interesting to watch 6th grade students collaborate on a group project. Even after being told the rules about working on their own slide they couldn’t help but mess around with a classmates slide. This is when I realized the practicality of Google slides Import slide feature.

Ones immediate reaction may be, “But Oh! This will take time!” Really it doesn’t when you think about the time saved with correcting slides because a friend moved things around without permission. Another plus is creating a less stressing project environment for everyone involved. Teacher doesn’t become tense over student not adhering to the rules. No need for students getting upset by classmates messing around with their slides.

STEPS TO IMPORT GOOGLE SLIDE INTO A PRESENTATION

  • In Google Slide Click on File
    • Click on import slides in the drop down list

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  • Pick the file and click
    • Then Click Select

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  • Choose the presentation slide
    • Click import slide

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