10/22 Tech Tip – TuxPaint

Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12. It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program. Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative. This program is very similar to KidPix, except that its FREE!

If you would like more information on TuxPaint, please visit www.tuxpaint.org. If you would like to download this program at home, please visit http://www.tuxpaint.org/download/windows. (Don’t forget to download the stamps, too!)

Here is a website with ideas about how to use TuxPaint within the curriculum – http://www.edzone.net/~mwestern/opensource.pdf

If you missed today’s Tech Talk – watch this YouTube video for a demo of the program –

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Did You Know? One of the best ways to get all students to listen in the computer lab is to ask them all to turn their monitors off. Teach your students where the power button is on the monitor, and ask them to turn them off and give you their full attention. This works well when trying to give directions to a group that is very excited to get to work!

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