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Classmate Grid

Use a coordinate grid to help your students learn about each other.


  • Students will use a coordinate grid using information about their classmates.


  • Take a picture of each students with a digital camera.
  • Import the pictures into an Inspiration palette.
  • Have students move about the classroom and informally interview each other to find out each other's favorite animal and food (from the choices given in the template).
  • Using coordinate grid template in Inspiration or Kidspiration, students will record their findings by putting the picture of the student where their favorite food and animal intersect.

Sunshine State Standards

  • LA.C.1.2.3
  • MA.5.G.5.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively.
  • Use general purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum.
  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational software) for problem solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities.
  • Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information sources.


  • Inspiration
  • Kidspiration
  • Digital Camera
  • Coordinate grid template



  • Other ideas: favorite colors, eye color, clothing colors, hair color, etc.

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