Lesson Plan

Winter Holiday Pixel Art

Students learn the basics of Google Sheets (or excel) by create Winter Holiday Pixel Art
Jessica L.
Media specialist/librarian
Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle
Baltimore, United States
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts

Students will be able to understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.  (ISTE Standards for Students: Standard 1 Indicator 1D)

Social Studies
Grades 3 – 9
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1 Hook

Free, Paid
  • Assign on Google Classroom or Edmodo intro video(s) on Edpuzzle about Winter Holidays that students will complete and have students make predictions or take poll as to what they think each one is.

2 Instruction

  • Assign on Google Classroom or Edmodo intro video(s) on Edpuzzle Google Sheets/Excel (covers: spreadsheet, columns, rows, cell, cell range & data entry bar)
  • Assign/share pixel art to students
  • Walk students through an example of how to get started

*I attached the Pixel Art Project I purchased on TpT but there are many other ones that you pick from

3 Practice

Students complete the assigned number of pixel art (I allowed them to select for 4 of the 7 to complete) and then submit (be sure you have reviewed how to attached from Drive/Onedrive and how to get back to it if they save and don't finish)

4 Wrap Up

  • Have students reflect on experience by answer reflection questions. 


Example questions:

  • What one question related to this lesson remains uppermost in your mind?

  • Now that it’s over, what are my first thoughts about this overall project? Are they mostly positive or negative?

  • What were some of my most challenging moments and what made them so?

  • Where did you meet success, and who might benefit most from what you’ve learned along the way? How can you share this with them?