Teacher-Facing Resources


Estimated Time:9 minutes


Score Type:Automatically Graded

Work completed by a student will be automatically graded and the grade will be sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook

Available Languages: English, Spanish

Vocabulary: color palette, drag and drop, drawing area, drawing software, graphics, graphics software, mouse, tool box

Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns to use the mouse to drag, click, and select objects.
  • Student becomes familiar with a tool palette.
  • Student learns to combine and use colors and tools.
  • Student learns how to use the Eraser tool.
  • Student learns how to use the Pencil, Brush, Airbrush, and Line tools to draw lines and shapes.
  • Student learns how to use tools and colors to draw a picture.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student learns to recognize squares.
  • Student practices recognizing and using colors, including black, blue, brown, green, orange, pink, red, and white.
  • Student learns to add elements to a drawing.
  • Student reviews themes found in nature.


Create Communication Products 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Communication Products 

Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Graphics/images (insert/modify) 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Graphics/images (insert/modify) 

Listening / Pay Attention

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Comprehension > Listening / Pay Attention


Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids > Illustrations Drawings > Nonfiction

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 
  • Students should be familiar with basic colors, including black, blue, brown, green, orange, pink, red, and white. Students should also be familiar with squares.

  • All the drawings in this Lesson relate to nature. Therefore, students should be familiar with the concept of nature and the types of items that are considered to be a part of nature.

  • To help students recognize colors and shapes in nature, consider taking students outside to find objects, shapes, and colors. If possible, have students study a tree, grass, rocks, dirt, plants, or other natural elements. Then have them name some of the colors and shapes that they see. You might have students take notepads and a couple crayons or a pencil to draw some of the shapes or objects they find. Help students get started by pointing out that grass and trees consist of many lines and different shades of green, show them how the color of the clouds contrasts with the color of the sky, or have them find some rocks shaped like ovals. Then, have students try to re-create their sketches on the computer by using a graphics program. You could expand the project to create observation logs if you repeat this exercise over timeā€”such as the first Wednesday of each month. Students can then observe how nature both changes and stays the same throughout the seasons in a year.

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