A. Instruction - 7
B. Design - 9.5
C. Motivation - 7.1
Making Amaziographs is Amazing!
Summary : Amaziographs: Bringing Tessellations and Mandalas to Life!
Amaziograph allows users to create symmetrical artwork in the form of tessellations and mandalas, which are geometrical and spherical patterns and forms. To begin, users can select a preloaded amaziograph from the “Create New” menu on the top of the screen as their canvas or click the “Import” button on the top right to use an image saved on their device. Once selected, a new screen will load that allows users to tap a color on the top and then draw lines and figures on the image below. Because the amaziograph replicates one section, it is recommended that users focus on a section at a time.
To customize their amaziograph, users can choose the color they wish to use on the top of the screen and adust the slide tools to adjust the width of their marking as well as the opaqueness of them. In addition, users can tap the “Erase” tool on the top to remove markings and the “Bucket” tool to fill an entire area. They can also use the “Undo” and “Redo” arrow icons to remove or replace markings. When finished, users can tap the three dots on the top right to share their work as an image or as either a Photoshop or Amaziograph file. They can also choose if they wish to include transparency settings or grids lines in their file as well as have the option to crop to a tile. When ready, users can share their work over email, SMS message, or in another way.
- When studying tapestries, teachers can have students first design a tapestry using this app and then work to create it using physical materials.
- As part of a geometry lesson, teachers can have students study an amaziograph to identify the different angles and congruencies included in it.
- When learning Photoshop, teachers can have students make a layer for their work using this app and then import it into Photoshop. Teachers can then have students further edit and design their amaziograph.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|
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