We also love all things techie.
Today during maths we combined these ideas.
First I showed the children a few images of the painting La Grand Jatte by Georges Seurat.
Then I showed them the image with certain parts magnified to show the dots - we talked for a minute about pointillism and how this is the most famous example of this style of painting.
Next we transitioned to how painting with dots was similar to pixels. We watched this video to learn more about pixels.
We also looked at a photo that was enlarged a lot on the computer and could see the pixels.
We then worked with a partner to make a pixel person - with so many people loving Minecraft at the moment this idea was a big hit in our class!