Nothing energizes me more to share our Dryden Art resources than knowing it makes a difference for other teachers and their students. Being out of the classroom for the first time in decades has made me feel the loss of many things. But, the show has gone on. Thankfully my PLN on twitter has kept me encouraged with tweets like these. Thank you!
P. S. Here is a link to 100 lessons.
This flyer links to 10 Fugleflick videos that inspire Good craftsmanship in young students including:
This flyer links to 10 Fugleflick videos that inspire your students to take ownership of the art room supplies, procedures, and culture of learning:
Here are two other ways to enjoy Fugleflicks in your classroom:
Sometimes I think about how my life is like the story of the Wizard of Oz. Dorothy had everything she needed in her slippers from the very start to solve her most pressing problem. Yet, she went on a journey full of trials before she understood their power.
Mr. Fuglestad is like the Tin Man with mobility issues. His rusty joints kept him from moving until Dorothy assisted with the oil can.
I wish it was that easy to get him moving on his own again.
I remember being very mystified when I first saw the story that her ruby slippers on her feet (spoiler alert) could be clicked together three times as she said, "There's no place like home" to find herself immediately awakened from a long long dream.
Click, click, click, "Please heal my Dave"
I am feeling very fortunate to have had a chance to be around educators again even for a short time. Now that I've been home on a medical leave to help Mr. Fuglestad, I hadn't been able to get out at all. Actually, this trip to the Illinois Art Education Conference in Lisle, Illinois was my first big outing since the accident thanks to the fact that it was a close drive and family graciously volunteered to help out at home. I am grateful that I was able to congratulate my friend and nominee Deyana Matt for winning Art Educator of the Year and see my student recognized for being one of only 40 artists to have a piece of art in the state-wide traveling art show.
While attending the conference I was able to reconnect with many friends who have been kind and supportive, sit in on some great sessions, and hear some inspirational keynote speeches.
Unfortunately I missed my own award ceremony in Indiana. I was awarded a Jacobs Educator Award however an overnight trip at this point in Mr. Fuglestad's recovery didn't seem wise. I hope to connect with them in the Spring. You can view my video submission for the award in this former post. I just saw that the date it was posted. It was only days before the accident that changed everything. But, the world keeps going, kids keep on growing, and thankfully bodies keep on healing. We hope to be back as soon as we can.
I intended to share this year in review video with my students this week. But, you all are learning if you haven't already, that I'm not there. For the first time since I was 4 years old I didn't go to school in the fall. Instead, I'm helping Mr. Fuglestad during his long recovery and rehabilitation from a really bad motorcycle accident. He can't move his legs anymore so he will need to learn how to do everything from a wheelchair. This is going to take a while since he broke his back and that needs to heal up too.
Now that the art room has 1:1 iPad access, I'm looking forward to having my students try my old iExpress projects a new way. We used to do this on the laptops using Keynote which I wrote up for SchoolArts Magazine in Nov. 2007 here but this new way is SUPER easy and still just as effective. Take a look what the kids have made in the past here.
If you don't have iPads I still have these tutorials available for the desktop:
Here is a video tutorial for making this project in Photoshop Express on the desktop.
Here is a screencast video for making this lesson in Keynote on the desktop.
This is the 100th Art Ed STEAM lesson complied all in one place on my online flyer.
Click here to explore the other 99 ideas.
UPDATE: The flyer has almost 100 lessons now (and it will keep growing)
I'm working on a major organizing task to put my best creative digital art projects in one smore flyer that is easy to find, share, and add to. Every time I write a post with a new idea I can add it to the flyer until it grows CRAZY big. It's already really big. I stopped at 78 projects after 3 days of sorting, archiving, and organizing. There are still a bunch more ideas to add. The smore flyer has all kinds of technology infused art projects that use iPads and desktops. The links will help you find out which is which really quickly. Not every project is Science, Math, Engineering but everyone is at least Art and Technology.
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So, if you've been following my posts lately you would notice that I've been working on an idea to incorporate paper circuits into an art-making experience for my students.
See my post where I discovered how to make a circuit & dreamt of a light up robot.
See my post where I made my prototype for a light up robot.
Now, watch my step-by-step video where I try to explain the process here or below.
View the finished movie, Allow us to Illustrate here or below.
I've been learning about ways to add more science to my art projects via conferences, Edcamp Chicago, Twitter, the Art of Tinkering book, and of course having a husband who is a high school science teacher helps. I decided to try creating an art and science lesson using paper circuits as a first step. The plan (see this blog post were I drew out the plan and animated what I hoped would be the results here) is to have students design and paint a robot, make a circuit with copper tape, LEDs, and batteries on the back that lead to a flap in the front that will complete the circuit.
I submitted the plan as a project on Donor's Choose. So, if you would like to in pitch a few bucks to help us get a chance to make these use this link. (Thanks for considering!)
UPDATE: view my tutorial here