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Playlist of YouTube Videos


All videos can be found on the Elm Place YouTube Channel. Click HERE


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Click for Elm Place YouTube channel


Co Spaces Virtual World

THE CHALLENGE: Create and design your own virtual reality space using the website

Co Spaces

This is a new project so all tools, techniques and capabilities have not yet been discovered. See what you can learn and teach us!! You will need to create a Co Spaces account using your school email.





Digital Flashcards


Digital Flashcards – Spartan CMA

THE CHALLENGE: Using PPT or Google presentation create slides to serve as flashcards on any subject you want to help you study or prepare for anything.

Make some digital flashcards on any topic or for any class. These flashcards can then be loaded onto your iPhone (or iPod) and used at anytime!
Detailed instruction on the entire process of creating Digital Flash Cards: Instructions (online pdf)
Video Tutorials:
Flashcards (PPT or Keynote)




Flashcards Part 1

Flashcards Part 2



GarageBand Music

GarageBand Record

GarageBand Artwork Part 1


GarageBand Artwork Part2


GarageBand Edit


GarageBand Export




Transfer Project on Canvas

Here is a twist with the Transfer Project.

Infuse DIGITAL ART (PHOTOSHOP) with canvas art.


Supplies Needed:

  • A small cardboard box (like a jewelry box or phone box and kept both sides.
  • or just a piece of cardboard (you can have your teacher cut the side of a box)Elmers Glue
  • Container for glue/water mix
  • paint brush
  • construction paper (optional)


  1. Cover one side in masking tape. This makes the cardboard stronger.


2. Go to photoshop and find your picture. Follow the TRANSFER PROJECT DIRECTIONS to make it high contrast


3. Print (scale it to size you want). I did mine at 30%



4. Cut it out so it is the same size as your “canvas”.


5.Paint it, use color pencils, crayons, water color, anything you want.

When dry, glue it onto cardboard/box (if you paint the box with paint, just stick paper on, it will stick and later you will “mod podge” over it. No need to use paint and glue. One or the other


6.Mix half Elmers glue and half water to make “mod podge”


7.For texture, rip up some construction paper into tiny pieces. You could also use newspaper, old book pages or ANYTHING!

8.With a brush Mod podge  over it.


FOR IDEAS ON THIS TOPIC, Google Mixed Media Canvas


*****If you would like a “GLOSSY” finish,

purchase some Mod Podge Gloss-Lustre Finish

and paint OVER the canvas with the mod podge

Glossy will look great with this!



Visual Poem

Choose a Renga/Haiku (POEM).

Start here

and/or Google “haiku” or “renga”

Select 3-6 lines

Act out those lines THE BEST you can.

Remember, you will use special effects to make it poetic.

Edit down so it is  40-60 seconds or less

Use slow motion (EFFECTS)

Play with visual effects

Add titles (the poem) over it

Use reverse and anything else you can think of.

Mute video and then add classical  music

from the youtube audio free library

Export when finished

Save in Google Drive CMA FOLDER



Green Screen Movie

How to do it:

  • Go to youtube and type in “green screen cow” or “green screen explosion”

  • Find the clip you want and download it using or site like it

  • Put in Final Cut/iMovie and KEY it

  • Put a photo or movie clip underneath.

  • Add effects and sounds.