Memorization is a challenging but important part of any anatomy lesson. From the simplest form of body part identification (like head, shoulders, knees, and toes) to a more complex test (like a high school biology exam), anatomy memorization is something that most students will face in the classroom.
Using Kapwing, it’s possible to create a digital worksheet for students to practice their memorization of anatomy. In this article I’m going to demonstrate how to create your own template to share with students and re-use as many times as you want!
There are five easy steps you can follow to create your own worksheet to share with others:
- Find an image to use as your template
- Upload your image to Studio
- Add text
- Publish your template
- Use the image ID to share
1) Find an image to use as your template
You can choose an already existing image or draw your own and take a picture! For my example, I used a forward facing image of a human skull that I found online. This image already contains lines and numbers, but you can also add these features to your creation later on.
2) Upload your image to Studio
Next, you can visit Studio to upload your image. Here is what your image will look like when you add it into the canvas.
3) Add text
To make your image into a template, you can click Text at the bottom of the screen and double click on the sample text to type your own words. You can also change the color and font! I also used the copy-paste feature to quickly replicate and place text boxes for each of the thirteen spaces.
4) Publish your template
Once you’re satisfied with your template, you can click the publish button to create a final version that you can share with students. You can always go back in to edit the template or make a copy to fill in the correct answers and create an answer key.
5) Use the image ID to share
The image ID is how you can share this template with others so they can add their own answers. The ID is a unique number and letter combination that appears in the URL once you’ve clicked Publish. In the image below, my image ID is highlighted in blue.
If someone else has a Kapwing account, you can share this URL with them and they can edit their own version of the image in their own account. If someone clicks edit when they follow this link, it creates a unique copy of the image in their account to edit and change. This way, students can type in their answers and publish a new image and share that image ID for corrections or grading.
While creating worksheets like this can be helpful for memorizing anatomy, it can also be used for tons of other classroom activities like labeling countries in a geography class, parts of a cell in biology, or translating phrases in a language class. Stay tuned for more creative ways to use Studio to engage students in the classroom!
This article is part of a series featuring educational tutorials and lesson plan inspirations for K-12 classrooms! Want to see more? Check out the Kapwing Education Page!