Gray vs Grey

As a follow up my Black and White vs White and Black Google image search comparison, I decided to do a “gray vs grey” Google image search comparison. Here are the results:


Search filters that showed up include:

  • silver
  • titanium
  • pewter
  • aesthetic
  • charcoal
  • metallic;
  • dark; and
  • transparent.

I spy “Whistler’s Mother.”

Compare this to a search for “grey” (the British spelling of the word):

Search filters that showed up include:

  • charcoal
  • shades
  • solid
  • ash
  • metallic
  • aesthetic
  • steel; and
  • medium.

I spy a wolf.

Try this comparison yourself, and tell me what filters you found.

Black and White and Black

I was thinking about Google searches. I searched for “Black and White” and “White and Black.” Look at the different suggestions? filters? that Google adds to the search bar.

“Black and White” image filters:

  • woman
  • baby
  • instagram
  • snapchat
  • trippy
  • photoshoot
  • cityscape
  • reflection
  • etc


“White and Black” image filters

  • abstract
  • love
  • romantic
  • clipart
  • rose
  • radha krishna
  • pattern
  • background
  • etc

There was some overlap in the images, though.

Beardy Face

I was a “computer art” teacher for a couple of years, back in the day, back in district 26.

I used some of these lessons.



Poem, by DDD

Dear darling daughter Isabelle wrote this poem (whether for a class or no, I don’t know). What grade do you think she is in?

Sketch on Smart

I was at 721K and a teacher demonstrated how to sketch on her new flat-panel Smart Board. She is herself a brilliant artist and watching her was hypnotic.

Sketch on Smart

6 Word Stories

As a spin on the Six-Word Memoir, we created Six-Word Stories. Students write six words that describe a photograph. The words can be a proper sentence or not; they can be funny, academic, thoughtful, etc. We used the Skitch app on the iPad to write the sentence. Here are two samples:

Studio. Code. Scratch. Art.

Put it all together and you get It is part of the whole coding-in-school endeavor. ANYWAYS, I went to the website (thanks for the heads-up, Lionel) and modified some kid’s existing project. The one I worked on was done in Scratch coding, which is this drag-and-drop block coding methodology.

Here is a picture of the code:


When I press a “play” button, the code activates a little guy who draws a picture on the canvas. By changing the number of degrees the guy is supposed to turn (see last line of code), I was able to get some incredible designs.

See for yourself:

Here he is in action:


Try it yourself!


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