Then students animated this ghost over their landscapes by layering the digital version of their painting under their semi-transparent ghost animations. They created a path and added a rotation in their 2 second clip.
We all thought it was so magical to add this animation over our art work! Having iPads truly made this lesson transformational. This year's 2nd grade students were able learn about animation and transparency along with all the concepts included in making a landscape.
Dryden fifth graders are participating in the national hour of code movement. We explored the visual programming language designed by a team at MIT called Scratch. You can see some of the finished interactive holiday cards they created made by the end of class by looking up Drydenart. Here is a fun example from Nate: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/15234204/
Ever since Dryden's art program was awarded the second place prize of $5000 in the McGraw-Hill STEMie Awards in Oct. 2012
they have been actively seeking ways to provide a 1:1 iPad experience for students in the art room. The initial prize bought 8 iPads which means 1 iPad for every 3 students in a typical art class. This is far from practical for teaching purposes. The iPad can bring so many transformational experiences to the art room
. Using these devices gives art students a chance to learn animation, movie-making, graphic design, advanced digital painting techniques, as well as the ability to curate their online digital art gallery on Artsonia. With this in mind, Mrs. Fuglestad and her students decided to aggressively seek ways to raise money, write grants, enter contests, and crowdfund the other 16 iPads.
Here is how you can help:
We are currently running a crowdfunding campaign through a D.C. education start up called, Edbacker.com: https://edbacker.com/c/create
They provide the platform for you to contribute a tax deductible gift towards purchasing iPads for our art students. Every little bit will help. As of today we have raised $800, enough for one and 1/2 iPads. The campaign ends at the end of the December. Please consider donating! Here is our 1 minute student made commercial
so you can see who you are helping. iPads will not replace the wonderful hands on experiences we have with traditional media, instead they will serve to enlarge our art program and provide new and exciting opportunities for art creation
. (read this story also on the Arlington Heights Patch
What are you doing on Giving Tuesday?
If you are looking for a way to give to Dryden Students, we have a campaign that is about to end on Edbacker.com
to raise money for iPads. Please consider giving to this
or any charity today. Give money or time today and be #unselfie. It's a global movement of kindness. Join in. Learn about Giving Tuesday here.
CLICK HERE TO BE #UNSELFIE and give to our Dryden Artists who really want to create on iPads. We are so close to ending this campaign and we have only enough to purchase one iPad so far. iPads costs $600 each (device + insurance). Please help boost our donations with anything you can give! Our students and I thank you for considering!
I have been honored with the opportunity to blog via NAEA's Monthly Mentor site for the month of December. My First Blog Post: You've got Chocolate in my Peanut Butter! Teaching Transliteracy
I write about teaching transliteracy with students where they are encouraged to combine their understanding of writing, visual art, music, drama, and media in their creations. I share a presentation from Carol Broos and my own thoughts as well. You can also take a peek at the old commercial for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. (Not just because it's an awesome commercial-it does relate to the topic-though who really walks down a sidewalk with an open jar of peanut butter?)
Update: Voted ended. Thanks for taking the time to show your support. Unfortunately we didn't get enough votes for Kuba to win this time.
We just learned that our 5th grader, KUBA14 is in the running for Artsonia's Artist of the Week. He needs your votes to win a gift certificate for art supplies, a plaque featuring his beautiful tessellation, and eternal fame! The art room will also win $100 for art supplies! Click the image or here to vote. No login needed. Vote once per day per device through Saturday
. Our last try at this was in October. We were only 14 votes away. So PLEASE get the word out and show support for our Dryden artist!
We are so grateful to have a chance again to help a Dryden Student win this recognition with our votes. No login required. Just click the image above, find KUBA14 and vote.
Sure, one lima bean monster
is cute, but a massive mob of lima bean monsters is ADORABLE! I started playing with my first graders' images this week (see their individual lima bean monsters here) by assembling them into different designs. To be honest, it became a bit of an obsession. I was so engrossed in these monster mobs that I actually asked my family to pass the lima beans during thanksgiving dinner. Oops, I meant green bean casserole. I kept on designing until every first graders' lima bean was used in a mob. I uploaded the images to each student's portfolio as well. I hope you enjoy these cute little creatures and always remember to EAT YOUR VEGGIES.
Click to download
If you are reading this on or before Sat. November 30th. Please vote for Kuba14
He is in the running for Artist of the Week. Below is a lima bean monster's message.
We are going to try to animate lima bean monsters using iPads and the app called DOINK. I've been practicing this lesson quite a bit and am very excited about helping my 1st graders learn to animate for the first time. See my post. Click here to download the digital animation lesson from TpT.
UPDATE! our Donors Choose project is Complete! Thank you!Dear Jeff Warsaw, Richard Stachon, Linda Kieling, Anne Peters, Grace Wegrzyn, Barbara Powers, Fuglefun, Rich Galka, Amy Goodman, Moogie, Jennifer Strimling, Lauren Wenk, Angie Fischer, Alison Hannon, Celebrate Schools! and Anonymous Donors,
My students are going to be SO excited to have these two iPads in our art room. We are working on bringing 1:1 iPad access in our program by entering contests, writing grants, and fundraising so that integration is meaningful, timely, and transformative. Your donations have helped us towards this goal tremendously! Last year our efforts brought us 12 iPads. These two bring us a large step closer to our goal. Just the other day, my students were doing collaborative art with partners on the iPad and hands started to raise. They asked, "When do I get to make my own?" I'm closer to having an answer for that question now because of you!
Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind gifts to my young artists who can't wait to create.With gratitude,
Turn a $10 donation into a $60
1. Buy a Groupon for $10 ($30 value) using my my referral link
. You will have search "donor's choose" to find it.
2. Give the $30 gift to our iPad project on Donor's Choose
3. Because you used my referral, I will receive $10 which I will put towards a $30 groupon for Donor's Choose.This means that your $10 donation will be equal to $60! Thank you!
Use my referral link so I can donate the $10
Give to our Dryden Art iPad project
I would love to send you a thank you gift if you give. So, please leave a comment.
Turkey Tessellation made in Amaziograph App. Click to learn how.
Thank you for taking a few moments to look through this newsletter and learn about the amazing things we are doing in Dryden's Art Room.Fugleblog Posts:Tweets from Fuglefun:Instagram Video:
Artsonia Coupon Code until 12/15
Any of the art uploaded to your child's portfolio can be made into a keepsake through Artsonia. You can even upload your own photos from your camera or Facebook and have it made into a mug, shirt, phone case, mouse pad, magnet, card, etc. -------Start shopping now-----
Every purchase gives back 20% to the art program which will help us buy iPad for the art room. Learn more about our iPad campaign here
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My cabinets are filled with Artsonia Mugs