For my GIMP Tips and Tricks Module I am going to create 5 projects. After working through the introduction activities students will complete each project and post it on a Website that they will create using Google Sites as part of the Module. At the end of the module they will have a nice portfolio of their work. Each project will have a discussion board that students will use to share their thoughts about the project and how they think they may use a similar project in a core class. There will also be a rubric with each project that will outline the skills students will be graded on for each project. The module will take students through how to use the basic tools in Gimp to how to combine text & images, how to combine multiple images, etc. By the end of the module they should have a strong working knowledge of the program. I will use this module as part of a Typography unit for the Desktop Publishing part of my DMWT class for 8th graders. I would like to know if any of my classmates have ideas on different topics for my Discussion boards. Currently I am planning on using the same topic for each project: “Share a few things that you learned in doing this project. Include what you liked and what you think could be better. How do you think you can use the skills in this project to enhance projects…” Do you think that is engaging enough or do you have ideas on how I could change it for each project? Monty, I would like to know if you have any suggestions on creating a Rubric for the Discussion Boards. I have a rubric for each project but should I include one for the Discussion and if so, what would that look like? My TPack lesson is in the Working with Layers folder in my module in Schoology – what I have completed on the other projects are in folders in the order students should complete them. I hope everyone enjoys the break & Happy Thanksgiving!