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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:15 minutes

Score Type:Auto Score

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Available Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: aspect ratio, bitmap image, crop, digital image, drawing software, export file, file compression, file format, filter, graphics, graphics software, image resolution, layers, pixel, vector image


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns how to apply filters and remove red-eye from digital images using software.
  • Student learns how to use graphics software to create documents that include both bitmap and vector images.
  • Student learns how to use graphics software to enhance and manipulate images that can be used in other programs and applications.
  • Student learns that image file sizes can be reduced by adjusting the image resolution and file format.
  • Student learns the basic tools in graphics software that allows for cropping and adjusting the aspect ratio of a digital image.
  • Student learns the difference between vector and bitmap images and how each are used.
  • Student learns to add and use layers to create documents with multiple graphic elements.
  • Student learns to apply and add color and adjust line color and thickness in vector graphics.
  • Student learns to edit digital images using tools found in graphics software.
  • Student learns to export digital images into file formats that compress digital image data to reduce the file size of the image.
  • Student learns to use the tools to resize images and the workspace in graphics software.
  • Student understands that vector images are moveable and scalable and how to adjust these images in graphics software.
  • Student will understand bitmap images and how the numbers of pixels in a digital image can affect the clarity of the image in editing and resizing.
  • Student will understand the concept of vector images and how vector image tools can be used to create graphics.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student learns that graphics software and other digital imaging software can help express new ideas and promote creative thinking in school projects and in the real world.
  • Student understands that graphics software is a useful tool to create and publish documents and websites.

Subjects:

Application of Safe Use of Tools and Equipment 

Information Technology > Student Use > Application of Safe Use of Tools and Equipment 

Color Identification, Use and Manipulation 

Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Color Identification, Use and Manipulation 

Color Manipulation 

Information Technology > Digital Communications > Color Manipulation 

Communication to Others

Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others

Communication to Others 

Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others 

Develop Products 

Information Technology > Student Use > Develop Products 

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

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

Graphics/images (insert/modify) 

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

Product Evaluation and Critique 

Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Product Evaluation and Critique 

Productivity Tools

Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools

Productivity Tools 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools 

Software Selection 

Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Software Selection 

Tools and/ Equipment

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Evaluation/ Selection > Tools and/ Equipment
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Teacher Notes:

  • Students have an inherent interest in digital images and the manipulation of those images. You may find that many students have experience in working with digital graphics and images. You may choose to team students with less experience with those that have more working knowledge, or you can group advanced students in teams to produce tutorials and other instructional materials for students in other classes or younger students.

Extension Ideas:

  • If your students have access to a scanner, give students experience scanning and then uploading an image to a computer. You may choose to have pre-selected non-digital images for the students, or you can ask students to provide an image (perhaps provide them a theme to follow, such as a family holiday or a personal hero). Students can then practice new skills gained in this lesson. Ask students to adjust certain features of their image and to produce a final product to display for the class. You should decide how the students can present their image, either individually or in teams. If no scanner is available, have students find images online. Be sure to remind the students of fair use guidelines for any use outside of this school project.

Standards:

S.6.a Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
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