Wed 16 Mar 2011
For our summer reading last year, the faculty at my school was assigned to read How Girls Thrive by JoAnn Deak. I spent some time talking to of the 4th grade teachers about technology and the girls in their classes, and we decided to incorporate My Digital Studio as an alternative to PowerPoint. It seemed that PowerPoint appealed to the boys, but the girls still preferred to make posters. So this year, we bought multiple copies of My Digital Studio, and I introduced it to the fourth graders. They loved it!! Both boys and girls were thrilled to use it.
The picture above is one of our 4th grade girls working on My Digital Studio on the SmartBoard. It uses a lot of the same concepts they have learned (cut, paste, copy, formatting), and introduces others such as text boxes and layers. They’ve had so much fun with it, they don’t even realize how much they are learning!
Speaking of MDS, Stampin’ Up released a few more fun downloads yesterday. These downloads work with My Digital Studio and any other digital scrapbooking program that allows you to import PNG and JPG files. You can see a PDF of all of these downloads here.
You can purchase these or any other digital downloads through my online store. They great news is that they are available for immediate use, with no shipping charges! Just click on Digital Crafting, then Digital Downloads, then Newest Downloads to see all of the recent additions! If you registered your copy of My Digital Studio, you may also receive end-of-the month emails from Stampin’ Up featuring that month’s digital releases.
There is a My Digital Studio tab to the top right hand corner of this blog. It is a handy reference to a variety of My Digital Studio resources, including a list of all of the downloads and a break down of the printing costs. There is also a new Resources page on MyDigitalStudio.net that includes a MDS Catalog. It shows all of the MDS software artwork (contained in the boxed-version) and downloads from the October 2009 launch through February 2011! The catalog gives a snapshot of the entire product line with artwork thumbnails followed by product details. Because MDS is regularly coming out with new artwork, the catalog will be updated every month.