At Monmouth County’s best private school, Oak Hill Academy, the fourth grade students were engaged in a collaborative Science, Art and Computer project.
In science class with Mrs. Cahalane students learn about different biomes around the world & are then challenged to create an imaginary animal that has adaptations allowing it to live in a specific biome.
They used their creative Art skills to draw their imaginary animal on both paper and on the iPad. The Art teacher, Miss DiMaggio, and Computer teacher, Mrs. Griller, joined classes for this project to integrate technology into the visual arts education. We used a stylus to draw on the iPad as we use a pencil on paper. Within the Morphi App, we draw our imaginary animal on the iPad and convert them from 2D drawings to 3D files that can be printed on our school’s Makerbot 3D printer.
~Beth Ann Griller