Are you teaching via blended or distance learning and need engaging resources to make your own art lessons sparkle? Listen, we all know that it’s hard to teach color theory to students without the use of paint. Crayons, markers, and colored pencils by themselves can only go so far. Plus, some students don’t even have paint. But what if the delivery of the instructional materials was more captivating? Bonus points if it can be tailored to work with any elements of art lesson. That’s where these digital color wheel spinners come into play!
Digital Color Wheel Spinners
Each wheel features a large, vibrant color palette that can be used for any coloring and painting assignment. Teach your students about mixing primary colors to make secondary, tertiary, analogous, monochromatic, complementary, and split complementary color wheel color schemes. Pair these slides with books about color theory such as Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds, Mix it Up, by Herve Tullet, and Mouse Paint, by Ellen Stoll Walsh.
Have you struggled with ideas for color wheel lessons during distance learning because you just couldn’t figure out how to teach the color mixing from home? These digital color wheel spinners are an amazing cure for those kids who say, “I’m bored!” Students will show up to class when they know the learning will be engaging.
Video Preview of Digital Spinner Wheels
Each spinner is on its own slide in Google Slides. Use whatever LMS your school is using at the time – Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Microsoft Teams – to assign one or several slides to students. To use the spinner wheels, students simple click to start and stop the wheel randomly.When it stops, they have to name the color(s) in the window on the wheel. Kids will get a kick out of how it’s like a real spinner!
Students in kindergarten through high school will be able to use these wheels.
Please note: I don’t recommend assigning all 16 wheels to students all at once. Some students will have issues downloading all this content simultaneously.
Why Use Google Slides for Digital Color Wheel Spinners?
- FAMILIARITY: All students need to do is click once to spin and once to stop. No need to mess around with PowerPoint’s play mode as it’s extra steps.
- USER-FRIENDLY: Students likely know how to use Google Drive. The spinner wheels are on Google Slides which are automatically stored on Google Drive making it that much easier.
- EASY UNDO: If they accidentally delete a spinner wheel, they can undo their mistake.
- ACCESSIBILITY: Parents, students, and admins can use an iPad, desktop or laptop computer, and even a Chrome book to access your digital spinner wheels.
- SHAREABILITY: Simply share these spinners the same way you’ve been sharing assignments with students via Google Drive, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Microsoft Teams, SeeSaw, etc.
You Will Receive
- 1 Non-Editable PDF (Teacher directions that explain how to work with these digital color wheel spinners)
- Google Drive Access Link – A link to quickly access the wheels already conveniently saved in Drive and on YouTube and ready to access is located on page 3 of the PDF
- Digital Spinner Wheels on Google Slides – All the same animations, but included directly in the download. 16 labeled and unlabeled spinners to teach kids how to mix secondary, tertiary, complementary, split complementary, monochromatic (tints and shades), and analogous color schemes. These wheels are not editable. You can not change the wording on them.