How I Use It
I would use Kerpoof in an early elementary classroom. Incorporating the website into a language arts lesson, I would have students work in pairs to create visuals to turn a simple sentence they are given into one with more detail and imagery. Using the draw feature, students would use stickers and backgrounds to draw their sentences. After drawing the image, students would type their "super" sentence at the top of the drawing. Using the LCD projector, groups would share their drawings with the class. Questions I would ask the students would concern how they would use the drawing tools to turn a simple sentence into a super sentence. Also I would ask them if using pictures makes it easier to turn simple into super and why that would be true. The students would use this experience to remind them that using an image or picture may help them write descriptive sentences easily.
Kerpoof unleashes your students' creativity! The website, which is owned by The Walt Disney Company, allows users to create a variety of art and design projects with ease. Drawing skills are optional! Students can create original drawings, movies, greeting cards using the easy to navigate screens and menus. Unlike many other Disney sites, Kerpoof is unique and you will not see The Mouse on the site. Maintaining its own look and style, Kerpoof allows teachers to incorporate online design that will engage and enhance their students' learning. The site also offers free accounts to teachers so that students may enjoy the many features on the site for free. Teachers will also be able to manage student accounts and create collaborative groups. Kerpoof is a website with virtually unlimited potential for fun and learning!