Computers create pictures with millions of tiny dots called pixels. Light them up (or not) and the mosaic gives you the picture you want.
Younger Kids get hands-on with an “unplugged” activity. Take a grid of “pixels” on a piece of paper, color in all the 1s, and they can create a spooky Halloween picture.
Middle and Older Kids get more advanced, manipulating photos in a program called Pixlr. They took individual animal pictures and put them together to create never-before-seen animal mash-ups.
Middle Kids used the simplified Pixlr X editor; Older Kids the more advanced Open Pixlr Editor. The Older Kids’ mash-ups were reptiles with specific adaptations for their environment, as they were learning in their classroom Topic Unit.