Do you see that shelf of binders? (I know, I love binders but that's a different story). It FELL yesterday. It completely collapsed and spilled out binders all over the counter.
This happened yesterday and not today with all our clay mask projects lined up to dry.(WHEW!!!)
We are a lucky bunch of artists here at Dryden. Thank you Mr. Bob for putting our shelf back up this morning so everything could find a place again.
We poured so much artistry into our clay masks. They are irreplaceable. Take a look at some of the 5th graders at work below.
When we were all cleaned up we tried making a collaborative clay mask on the ipad.
I quickly popped it under our iPevo camera and started up the free app, 123D Sculpt.
I just learned about it over the weekend and had made a demo video to show students some of the things it can do.
View my tutorial video here or below.
To the left is a student sculpting digitally as the class watches on the big screen. After she makes her mark, she will call up another student to make theirs.
I caught some of this on camera. Watch it below.
UPDATE! All of the 5th grade finished clay sculptures are now on our Online Art Gallery on Artsonia. View them in this exhibit.
We wanted to test iMotion HD's time lapse feature. I had an iphone tripod mount, downloaded the free app, and started it up as my 4th graders came to class to work on their monochromatic paper collage of Picasso's Old Guitarist painting.
Curious about this app? Click here.
Curious about the Monochromatic fugleflick I showed the class? Click here.
Curious about this project? Click here.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Sept. 25th 7pm Central Time and join me and other special areas teacher in Music, PE and Art in this month's Intel Teach Live Webinar
Electives Go High Tech To Meet 21st Century Learning
REGISTER for the event
Join us in THIS ROOM
Follow on THIS THREAD
I will be sharing how we use technology for art instruction and art production in Dryden's Art Room. Please join us for this free online event.
You can listen to the FULL presentation online here.
**UPDATE: I did get through my presentation, but my slides kept crashing so it took three attempts. So sorry for the mess that made:) I posted my resources on the thread: http://engage.intel.com/message/93156.
Dryden is about to start its 8th full year of participating in Artsonia, the world's largest online digital art gallery. We LOVE artsonia at Dryden and hope to continue having high levels of participation with Fan Club Members, writing comments to our young artists about their beautiful artwork, and watching them grow and learn. We received this leadership award today for ranking #1 in Illinois and #10 in the Nation. Thank you for all you do to make our Online Digital Art Gallery fun for our students. View our Gallery.
I added this award to our collection on the wall leading into the art room. This is OUR award even though it has my name on it. You are what makes our Online Art Gallery ranked so high with your participation!
Thank you Dryden School!
Learn more about Artsonia with this Student-Created Fugleflick commercial.
I was given the honor of writing posts for the National Art Education Blog during the month of September. They call this role, The Monthly Mentor. I just submitted my last post and collected them all here for you to peek at if you have a minute. My Fugleblog isn't very wordy, so if you want to read my thoughts on Who Owns the Learning, Putting STEAM into STEM, Creating on iPads, and CREATE: the highest level of thinking use the links below.
Who Owns the Learning?
What does this mean for me as an elementary art teacher? Sure, I want my students to be invested in the learning, to get enthusiastic about art, and take pride in their work. But, even if I see evidence of this already, I’m sure there is plenty more I can do to help my students Own Their Learning.
See some strategies I want to implement this year.
Putting STEAM in STEM
You may have heard about a push in this nation for schools to strengthen their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs to make US students score higher in these subjects on international standardized tests. But true innovation began with creative thinkers and artists.
Creating on iPads
At the beginning of last school year I was told that my school building had begged, borrowed, and bargained for enough iPads for a grade-level set (about 100) and that they would rotate through the school for one month per grade level.
I had to figure out a plan.
Read about it here.
CREATE: The Highest Level of Thinking
The art room is a place where students are challenged to use their highest level of thinking skills to creatively problem-solve and effectively communicate ideas. Watch a video explaining my thoughts on creativity and a creative video advocating for art.
Students collaboratively made their mark! See the slideshow to find out how they used color diffusion paper, markers, and spray bottles to celebrate International Dot Day with my slideshow below. You can download this keynote lesson from the slideshare site.
Thank you to parent volunteers, Mrs. Jung & Mrs. Woodland, who put up the display.
Congratulations Fugleflick Filmmakers!
I just learned that SHOW of HANDS was selected as the Winner in the Collaboration Category for NextVista.org's River of Creativity Student Video Contest!
This video was chosen from all these entries nationwide by an international pool of Google Certified teachers who acted as judges
for this Next Vista contest.
See the uncut version here.
View the behind the scenes video here.
Here is the certificate for our winners. A hard copy is coming in the mail, but you can also download the digital version here.
Filmmakers won Best of Show at local fest.
Congratulations to our Fugleflick filmmakers who created Elementary Musical, an amazing video about the elements of art in the style of High School Musical.
This student-created art-related video was accepted into the Chicago International Children's Film Festival! Learn more about this festival here.
Sunday, October 28, 2012 1:00pm
Center on Halsted
3656 N. Halsted St., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL
Purchase tickets using this link:
The weekend schedule is now online so you can view the hundreds of films screening during this multi-day festival.
Our movie will screen during the
"Up All Night: Youth-Produced Films" segment along with other child-produced films from around the country.
View this schedule here.
FYI- Elementary Musical has made it's debut already last year and received many accolades including:
First place in the District 25 Youtube Festival
First place (tied) in Next Vista.org's Spring Student Video Contest
Best of Show in Schaumburg's Screen Test Film Fest for Teams
Bonus: This video is great for art teachers to use to introduce a lesson on the Elements of Art. Here is how I used it with 5th graders last year.
Designed by Tom Riesing
Congratulations to Dryden on it's 60th Birthday! Thank you to our Librarians, Mrs. Dufern and Mrs. Powers for all the hard work they put into researching, recording, and documenting our school history and to the committee that helped organize this party. Read the Daily Herald story about this event here.
You can spend hours visiting the online Dryden Museum looking at old images and reading the stories that accompany them HERE. Our hallways are full of informational signs and QR codes leading back to more information on their website. There are a lot of fascinating things to learn about Dryden, the oldest elementary school in Arlington Heights.
The evening included a presentation of a commemorative illustration of Dryden created by Mrs. Hyland, a former Dryden Parent, to Dryden's retired teachers, Principals (past and present), and Mrs. Scheck, our volunteer for 40 years.
Mr. Deptula, our music teacher, lead students in the school song which he wrote in honor of Dryden's Birthday. See a portion of this below.
Mr. Robinson, our Assistant Principal, played the Dryden School Lip Dub which he was so instrumental in creating at the end of last school year. Watch this amazing video here.
I worked a table in the back of the room helping people vote for Dryden's Entry in the McGraw-Hill STEMie Awards. We are finalists in this national contest in hopes of obtaining enough votes to win the $15,000 first prize. That would be enough money to buy each classroom an iPad, (something we desperately want for our students.)
If you haven't voted yet for our Rotoscope Animation on iPads project.
Read about our project in this Daily Herald Article. Voting goes until 11am Sept. 19th.
View our Entry for the What's Your Story
Internet Safety Contest
(Won the 2nd Place Prize)
View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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